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^JHE present Genealogical History, which is 
now printed for the first time, was com- 
piled in the year 1681, and has always been 
esteemed a work of authority. The Author 
enjoyed the best advantages for the prosecu- 
tion of his labours, not only in obtaining the 
use of the several accounts drawn up by 
previous writers, but in having free access to original papers, and to 
every other source of information regarding the collateral branches 
of a Family to which he himself was nearly related, and finally 
became so distinguished an ornament. 

The Honourable William Drummond, youngest son of John 
Second Lord Maderty, was raised to the dignity of the Peerage, 
on the 6th of September 1686, by the title of Viscount of Strath- 
allan. At the time of his decease, which happened in January 
1688, he held the appointment of General of the Forces in Scotland. 
—He was interred at Innerpeffry on the 4th of April, when Principal 

Monro of Edinburgh preached his Funeral Sermon, mentioning 
several curious and interesting particulars of his life, which will be 
found in the Appendix. 

In the Appendix also, along with occasional Notes and Illustra- 
tions of the Pedigree is inserted an account of the Family written 
by William Drummond of Hawthornden, the celebrated poet, which 
was thought worthy of preservation as a literary relique, although 
the information it contains is completely embodied in the fuller and 
more detailed work of Lord Strathallan. 

The impression of this volume, which is intended for private 
circulation, is limited to One hundred copies, and four upon large 












The memory of the Just is Miffed : hot the name of the Wicked shall rot. Prov. 10. 7. 

Stemmata quid faciunt ? quid prodest, Pontice, longo 
Sanguine cenferi Juven. 

Satius est me meis rebus gestis florere, quam majorum opinione niti, et ita vivere ut fim posteris 
nobilitatis et virtutis exemplum. Cicero. 


Nobility is that which cannot be bought, for it conflsts in a high defcent and undegenerat race 
of Ancient Worthies, more adorned with eminent vertues than riches or outward pomp. 
Hathoknden in Epist. ad Com. Perth. 




My Lord, 

Take heire a view of youre noble and renowned Anceftors, of whofe 
blood yow are defcended in a right and uninterrupted male lyne ; as 
alfo of fo many of the confanguinities and ancient affinities of youre 
Family in the infancy thereof, as the penurie of our oldeft records 
and the credit of our beft traditions hes happily preferved from the 
grave of oblivion : bot which are in the fucceeding and modern 
times, with all the items ilhewed from that fruitful! root, more 
clearely and more certainely layd before yow. It hes been the 
regraite of many weill affected to youre Name and Family, that ane 
orderly collection of the pedegree of a trybe fo confiderable and of fo 
long Handing fhould find no hand, in fo many ages, to fet about and 
accomplim the fame ; for albeit diverfe learned and judicious per- 
fones have offered at fome parts of it, who, through defect of Authen- 
tick documents, made bot fmall progres, and wanted not theire own 
miftakes, yet not one hitherto hes adventured to draw the entire 
fcheme, and finiih the work defyred. 

Sir Robert Drummond of Midhoop left fome Memorialls upon 
this fubject ; and fo did Sir Patrick Drummond, Confervator for the 


Scots nation at Camphyre in Zeland ; Mr. Ninian Drummond, parfon 
at Kinnoull, a man well verfed in the antiquities of youre Houfe, 
gave fome informations to advance the defigne ; and the famous Mr. 
William Drummond of Hathornden framed a breefe relation of the 
pedegree of the Family, and erected a goodly tree of the flock, branches 
and neareft allayes thereof. Bot Mr. John Freebairn, minifter at 
Maddertie, beftowed moft labour, was fuplyed with the belt helps, 
and came neareft to the point, if he had treated upon that head only : 

Semper ego auditor tantum. 

My Lord, from the well-founded relations of all thefe fyve men, 
bot more from the remnants of youre own authentick evidences, the 
particular wrytts and charters of fome Cadets of youre Houfe, with 
other hiftorical remarks, traditions, and manufcripts, the following 
narration is gleaned and fet together. In deduceing whereof, if any 
errors bees found, (and upon fo ancient a fubject who dare affirme 
positively upon every particular), I fliall humbly fubmit to better 
inquyries, and either produce authority to exoner me, or bear the 
blame ; neverthelefs, if any perfon will difcover the miftakes that 
have efcaped my informers, it fliall be very acceptable and thankfully 
receaved by me ; for praife I deferve none, except it be for fome 
fmall paines in fearching of old records, and delivering the collections 
of fome, and traditions of others, in a worfe method and more vulgar 
ftyle then themfelves could have done, which me thinks merits bot 
very litle. The work is defigned only for youre Lordfhips fatisfaction, 
and fuch as yow think fit to communicat it too, bot not for publick 
view. And I am fo well fupported againft all criticifms in this under- 
taking, by the hopes of youre acceptance, which I am accuftomed fo 
chearfully to meet with in every thing wherein I propofe to ferve 
yow, that I ftand in fear of no cenfure or detraction elfwhere. 

My Lord, this Genealogie I now prefent to yow will clear the 
uncontroverted antiquity and excellent renowne of youre Family in 


the general ; bot it fhal ferve that I give you heire only a couple of 
compendious inftances to demonftrat the fame in particular. 

Firft, our Soveraigne Lord and Monarch King Charles the Second 
is the twentieth perfon in a right line from Walter, the Firft great 
Stuart of Scotland, fprung from the ancient ftock of our 108 Scots 
Kings ; and yow are in direct order of fucceffion alfo the twentieth 
head of youre family, from Maurice Drummond the firft Thane of 
Lennox, defcended from the ancient nobility of the Kingdome of 
Hungary, who was contemporary with that Walter, the firft great 
Stuart of Scotland ; and both with King Malcolm the Third, called 
Keandmore, in whofe time the degrees of nobility and diftinctions of 
fyrnames tooke begining in this land. 

2. His Sacred Majefty is lineally defcended from one daughter of 
youre Houfe in the ninth, and from ane other daughter in the fixth 
degree ; and I think few families in the nation can boaft of the lyke 
honour, faveing the famous houfes of Douglas and Lennox, who make 
bot up two of the fteps of thefe fex degrees, and confequently both 
come of youres, as will appear in the body of this collection. 

The fplendor of youre Family needs no commendation more then 
the fune does a candle, and even a litle of the truth from me may be 
obnoxious to the flander of flattery or partiality, by reafon of my 
intereft in it ; therefore I'le fay the lefs ; only this is generally known 
for a truth, that juftice, loyaltie, and prudence, which have been bot 
incident vertues and qualities in others, are all three as inherent orna- 
ments, and hereditary in youres. 

For jullice, as a poor ftranger, often thruft out of doors from great 
houfes, where grandor and utility are commonly the idolls thats wor- 
(hipped — quid iiori mortalia pectora cogis — lies alwayes found fanctuary 
in youres, which hes been ever ane incouragement to the good, a 
terror to the bad, and free from the oppreffion of either. The unre- 
warded fervices done to, and the unrecompenfed fufferings fuftained 
for the Crowne by youre Family, are fufficient teftimonys for the 


loyaltie thereof ; albeit no body mould doe yow the right to mind 
either. Nor will I fet down the particular inftances of both, which 
for theire number would requyre more roome then can well be heire 
allowed. The fubfequent difcourfe will make it appear there was 
never a blot upon any of your Anceftors for difloyalty, bot that in 
all commotions they conftantly adhered to their duty, and ever fol- 
lowed the fortune of the Royal Family. But the prudence of youre 
Progenitors hes been admired by all who obferved it, efpecially in 
theire difcreet manadgement and wyfe conduct of theire own affaires ; 
for they alwayes lived handfomly lyke themfelves, and (till preferved 
or improved theire fortunes iince the firft Founder, without the emolu- 
ments of publick and profitable offices, or the advantages of court 
favors and preferments, which, by theire quality, theire pairts, and 
theire near relation in blood to the Royall Race, they might as juftly 
have pretended to as any elfe whatfomever. Neverthelefs, God hes 
hitherto richely blinded, and I truft will ftill profper the Noble Family. 
Now, My Lord, feeing yow have received from his Sacred 
Majeftie eminent marks of his Royall bountie, in consideration of 
youre Angular loyaltie and of the faithfulnes of youre Family, may 
yow live long to injoy his favor, and be fo happy as to perform great 
iervices to the Crowne in that high fphere wherein he hes placed 
yow, whereby yow may not only equal, bot even outfhyne the glory 
of youre famous Predeceffors. 

Ut fis menfura voti matribus 

Cum bene blandis precantur liberis. 

And that youre Pofterity may imitate youre Angular vertues, is the 
heartie wifh of, 

My Lord, 
Youre moft humble fervant, 

And moft affectionat Cufine, 

W. D. 



From the first of that Name, Walter, Great Stuart or 
Senescall of Scotland, the Sone of Fleanchus, Sone of 
Bancho Thane of Lochaber. 

1. Walter, by divers authors, is flylled Dapifer or ^Economus Regis, 
Senescallus Regni, and Totius Scotiae Stuartus. From this office 
grew the name Stuart : for his great fervices again ft the Rebells of 
Galloway he was made the firft Senefcall or Stuart of Scotland by 
King Malcolm the Third, called Keandmore, about the year 1062. 1062. 
He begot 

2. Allan Stuart, known in old wrytts by the name of Alan Walter- 
fone, a valiant warriour in the Holy land, with Godfrey de Bulloigne, 
and at the fiege of Antioch made Duke of Lorraine in the reigne of 
King Edgar, anno 1099. He begot 1099. 

3. Walter, called fometimes Alanlbn, Magnus Scotiae Senescallus, 
according to John Fordon, who fayes, Walterus Jilius Alani Dapifer 
Regis obiit 1177, in the time of King William. He begot 1177. 

4. Alexander, the Firft of that name, who built the Abbay of 
Paflay anno 1169, in King Williams time. He begot. 1169. 

5. Allan. Allan begot 

6. Walter the Third, who about the year 1198 is called Allanfon, 1198. 
and was made firft Lord of Dundonnald by King Alexander the 
Second. He dyed 1241 : Fordon fayeth, Obiit Walterus Jilius Alani 

junioris, 1241. He begot 1241. 

7. Alexander the Second of that name, who beat Acho the Danes 
King at Larges 1263, in the reigne of King Alexander the Third. 1263. 


His brother, Robert Stuart of Torbolton, married the heretrix of 
Cruxtone, of whom are come the Lords Darnly, Earles and Dukes 
of Lennox. This Alexander begot 

8. John Stuart, who married the heretrix of Brukeland. He was 
called the Stuart of Buite, becaufe his father Alexander married the 

1298. heretrix thereof. He was killed at Falkirk, anno 1298. He begot 

9. Walter Stuart, the Fourth of that name, who married Marjorie 
1314. Bruce, daughter to King Robert Bruce, anno 1314. He begot 

10. King Robert the Second, called Blair Ey, Firft King of the 
1371. Stuarts in his mothers right. He was crowned anno 1371. He be- 
got upon Elizabeth Muire 

11. King Robert the Third, called John Fairnyear, who married 
Queen Annabella Drummond. They were both crowned at Scoone, 

1390. anno 1390. He begot upon Queen Annabella 

12. King James the Firft, murdered at Perth by Walter Stuart, 
1437. Earle of Atholl, anno 1437. He begot 

13. King James the Second, killed at the fiege of Roxburgh Caftle 
1460. by the fplinter of a fprung cannon, anno 1460. He begot 

14. King James the Third, beat at the Sauchenfoord, and flaine 
1489. at Bannocburn miln, anno 1 489. He begot 

15. King James the Fourth, flaine at the battle of Flowden, anno 
1513. 1513. He begot 

1542. 16. King James the Fifth, who dyed at Falcolland, anno 1542. 

He begot 
1586. 17. Queen Marie, beheaded in England, anno 1586. She bore to 

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley 

18. King James the Sixth, who fucceeded to the crowne of 
1625. England 1603, and dyed at Theobalds anno 1625. He begot 

19. King Charles the Firft, murdered by the Ufurper Olyver 
1649. Cromwell, anno 1649. He begot 


20. King Charles the Second, crowned at Scoone, anno 1651, 10.51. 
whom God long preferve. 

The Table of the Royal Family of the Stuarts may be questioned, 
becaufe fome names in the beginning are otherwife recorded by divers 
authors, who yet aggree not well amongft themfelves. Bot the tefti- 
monies of the old and belt wrytters, the mod authentick records, witli 
the trueft and moft rational chronological accompts, will conclude 
this to be the exacteft of any that lies yet appeared ; which might be 
instructed by good arguments, if it were proper for this place. 




1. Maurice Drummond, the Hungarian, and firft Heretable Thane 
of Lennox. 

2. Malcolm Drummond, his fone. 

3. Maurice Drummond, his fone. 

4. John Drummond, his fone. 

5. Sir Malcolm Drummond, his fone. 

6. Malcolm Beg Drummond, his fone. 

7. Sir John Drummond, his fone. 

8. Malcolm Drummond, Earl of Mar, his fone. 

9. Sir John Drummond, Lis brother. 
10. Sir Walter Drummond, his fone. 


10 A CATALOGUE, &c. 

11. Sir Malcolm Drummond, his fone. 

12. John, Lord Drummond, his fone. 

13. William, called the Firft Matter of Drummond, his fone. 

14. Walter, the Second Mafter of Drummond, his fone. 

15. David, Lord Drummond, his fone. 

16. Patrick, Lord Drummond, his fone. 

17. James, Earle of Perth, his fone. 

18. John, Earle of Perth, his brother. 

19. James, Earle of Perth, his fone. 

20. James, now Earle of Perth, his fone, quern non solum excel- 
lentia generis verum etiam mores virtutesque nobilitaverunt. 

James Lord Drummond, his fone. 





In the reigne of Malcolm, King of Scots, Second of that name, and 
about the year of Our Lord 1012, Sueno, King of Denmark, Sueden, 1012. 
Norway, Goths and Vandals, made invafion upon England, to revenge 
the maflacre committed upon the Danes there. The Englifh King 
Egeldred or Etheldred, of the Saxon Race, made oppofition, hot was 
beat and forced to fly the Kingdome ; whereupon Sueno, with com- 
mon confent and univerfal applaufe, was crouned King of England 
at London, which fell out after the conqueft of that nation by the 
fraud of Hengiftus, captaine of the Saxons, about 560 yeares. 

To Sueno, the firft Danifh King of England, fucceeded Harrald, 
his eldeft ; and then Canutus, his fecond fone, againft whom Edmond 
Ironfyde, the eldeft fone of Etheldred, continowed the war ; and after 
diverfe encounters with various fuccefs, it happened at laft that both 
theire armies, ftanding in array ready to joyne battle near the River 
of Severn and towne of Glocefter, proffer is made and accepted, that 
to fpare the great effufion of blood the Kingdome might be deter- 
mined to whom it fhould belong by a duel to be fought betwixt the 
two Kings Canutus and Ironfyde, who immediatly in view of both 
armies entered the combat ; bot being both wounded and wearied fell 


a treating, and agreed in thir tearmes to divyde the Kingdome betwixt 
them dureing the Ufe of Ironfyde, after whofe death Canutus was to 
injoy all. Not long after this agreement Edmond Ironfyde was 
treacheroufly murdered at Oxfoord by a fubject of his owne called 
Ederick ; and fo the whole kingdome, with the tuo fones of Ironsyde, 
Edward and Edmond or Edwyn, fel into the hands of Canutus, who, 
to fecure himfelfe and the crowne to his pofterity, fent thofe tuo 
young princes for Sweden to be made away and deftroyed theire by 
the Governour Valgarius. Bot he, pitying the age and innocency of 
thefe Royal youthes, conveyed them away fecretly, and giveing out 
they were dead, fent them to Solomon, King of Hungary, who, ob- 
ferving in them a fpirit fuitable to theire noble defcent, ufed them 
with much kindnefs ; for he gave Agatha his daughter, or, according 
to fome authors, the filter of Sophia his Queene, who was daughter of 
the Emperour Henry the Second, to the eldeft called Edward the 
Outlaw, in marriage ; who begat on her Edgar Athelin, that is in 
theire language Prince Edgar, Margaret afterward Queen of Scots, 
and Chriftiana who became a Nun. 

Harrold, a natural fone of Canutus, reigned after his father, and 
left the crowne to his brother, Hardy Canutus ; in whofe time ceaffed 
the rule of the Danes over England. 

So the Englilh being free of the Danifli yoke, called home from 
Normandy Edward, fyrnamed the Confeflbr, a fone of Ethelreds by a 
Second wife, and fo halfe brother to Ironfyde; whom they made 

1043. King about the year 1043. 

Edward the Confeflbr, now King of England, havemg no children, 
fent to Hungary for his nephew Edward the Outlaw, and his family, 
to whom he offered the croune as haveing beft right theireto, for he 
was the eldeft fone of Ironfyde, who was elder brother to Edward 
the Confeflbr ; bot he modeftly refufed to accept theireof dureing his 

1057 Uncles life, and dyed at London anno 1057. And Edward the King, 


who was the laft of the Saxon race that governed the Kingdome of 
England, dyed anno 1066. 1066 - 

Edward the Confeflor being dead, the right of the crowne juftly 
belonged to Edgar Athelin, fone of Edward the Outlaw, who being 
young and haveing litle power to make good his title, Harrold, the 
fone of Goodwyne, Earle of Kent, flept into the throne ; bot William, 
Duke of Normandy, foone after invaded, beat and killed him in a 
battle near Haftings in Suffex, and was upon this victory crowned at 
Weftminfter anno 1066. 1066. 

Edgar Athelin, fon to Edward the Outlaw, being now apprehen- 
five of his danger by the juft pretention he had to the crowne, whereof 
firft he was difappointed by the ufurpation of Harrold, and now againe 
by the Norman Conqueft, tooke fhippeing with his mother Agatha, 
and his two fitters Margaret and Chriftiana, to efcape back for 
Hungary ; bot, through Divine providence, he was driven by a 
violent florme upon the Scots coaft, and forced to land upon the 
north fide the Firth of Forth, in a harbour a litle be-weft the Queens 
ferry, ever fince called St. Margarets Hoop, from the name of Edgars 
fitter Margaret ; whom, for the rare perfectiones of her body and mind, 
Malcolm, then King of Scots, and Third of that name, called Keand- 
more, to the great fatisfaction of all the Kingdome, married for his 
Queen at Dumferline in the year 1066, or according to Melrofs 1066. 
Chronicle anno 1067. And for the kindnes he had receaved from 1067. 
Edward the Confeflor, grand uncle to this Edgar, who had aflifted him 
with 10000 men in armes againft M°Beath the Ufurper, he not only 
maintained Edgar againft Duke William the Norman, untill a peace 
was fetled wherein Edgar was honourably included, but alfo receaved 
many of his freinds with great favour, whereof fome came with him 
and others for fafety fled after him ; upon whom King Malcolm 
beftowed lands and offices, and whofe pofterity grew noble and potent 
families in the Kingdome. 


In the traine of thefe Royal perfones who arrived fafe in that 
haven near to King Malcolms court at Dumferline, were many 
brave and worthy gentlemen, both Englifli and Hungarians, who 
have given beginning to divers families considerable in the nation ; 
amongft whom was an Hungarian, eminent for his faithfull fervices, 
and particularly for his flulfull conduct of Edgar his mother, and his 
lifters, in that dangerous fea voyage. He was highly efteemed by 
the Queen, and earneftly by her recommended to the King, who for 
his merit honoured him with lands, offices, a coat of armes fuitable to 
his quality, and called him DRUMMOND. 

Before thefe times men were commonly diftinguiflied either by 
patronimicks, adding theire fathers name to theire own, or by 
agnames, makeing up a word taken from fome accident of theire lyfe, 
ibmething remarkable in the body, or fome Angular quality of the 
mind, which served only in place of a fyrname to him who got it, and 
did not defcend to the pofterity. Bot about this age the cuftome from 
neceffity was introduced, to affix a fyrname to every worthy hero, 
which was fattened to all his race, whereby every one of that Genera- 
tion was diftinguiflied from other familys, fo that it was knowen what 
perfon or trybe he came of ; and the reafon of the fyrnames thus 
impofed was often taken from fome notable action, from the birth 
place, the office, the lands, fome lingular marks, coulor, or quality of 
the body, or fome other fuch emergent ; as Stuart, Douglas, Cumin, 
Hay, Scot, Campbell, Butler, Sterlin, Forrefter, Erfkeen, Sckrimgeor, 
Banerman, &c. And fo it feems this Hungarian Gentleman got his 
name either from the office, as being captaine director or Admiral to 
Prince Edgar and his company ; for Dromont or Dromond in diverfe 
nationes was the name of a ftiip of a fwift courfe, and the captane theire- 
of was called Dromant or Dromoner : for proveing this afiertion theire 
are authors very famous, fuch as William of Newberrie, Minfeus in the 
emendations of his Guide to the languages, John Piccard channon of 


St. Victor, Caffiodorus, Sigebert the hiftorian, Mathew Paris, Gold- 
aftus, &c. 

Pliny tells of a full fwift in fueeming called Dromon ; et Grcecis 
Apco/xov cur sum denotat. Ifiodorus [fays], Longce naves sunt, quas 
Dromones vocamus. So were the Argonautae named from the fhip 
Argos, in which they failed to Colchos. Or otherwayes, the occanon 
of the name was from the tempest they endured at fea ; for Drum- 
mond vhcop mont, made up of the compound vScop and mont fignify- 
ing the high hills of waters ; or Drummond from drum, which in our 
ancient language is a hight, and in Latine dorsum, a rigging or back, 
and und or ond from the Latine unda, a wave ; and to this the 
barrs called u?ids, as they are blazoned in the Drummonds armes, 
not only agrees, but retaine ane exact refemblance ; and its a 
maxim in Herauldry, A nominibus enim ad arma bonum deducitur 

The firft lands given to this Hungarian, Drummond, by the King, 
did ly in Dumbartonihyre and jurifdiction of Lennox, a country full 
of rivers, woods, lochs and mountains, emblematicaly exprefled in the 
coats of armes then given to him, wherein hunting, waters, hounds, 
inhabitants wild and naked, are reprefented. He had in property the 
lands of Rofeneth, Cardros, Achindounan, the pariih of Drummond 
in Lennox and Balfron ; which can be inftructed by old wrytts yet 
extant, as alfo how thefe lands have been alienated from the poffeffion 
of the pofterity of this Hungarian by his fucceflbrs ; for Rofeneth 
was given to the Monteiths for ane afythment of flaughter, Cardrofs 
mortifyed for ane alms to Inchmahomo, Achindounan was difponed 
by Malcolm Beg Drummond to Malcolm Fleeming, about the year 1290. 
1290. Sir John Drummond, about the year 1440, and Sir Walter, 1440. 
his fone, and Sir Malcolm, his grand chyld, pofleiTed the lands of 
Muithlaw, Kippon, Caufhlie, and Fenwick in Lennox, and Finlarick 
in Broadalbine. Thomas Drummond, the third fone of Malcolm Beg 


1305. Drummond, in the year 1305, mortifyed the patronage and teynds of 
Balfron parifh to the Abbay of Inchaffray. John Lord Drummond, 

1470. in the yeare 1470, excambed the lands of Caufhlie and Fenwick in 
Lennox for the barronie of Strageth in Strathern. And John Earle 
of Perth fold his lands of Drummond in Monteith to William Earle 
of Monteith, bot about 50 yeares agoe. 

King Malcolm haveing beftowed upon this new Hungarian ftranger 
a competent inheritance, dignifyed him alfo with ane honourable 
office, and made him Thane, Senefcal, or Stuart heretable of Lennox; 
all which titles fignify the fame thing materially, but altered the de- 
nomination with the times ; the charge whereof was to be gufticiar 
and guardian of that country, to lead furth the men appointed for 
the war according to the rolls and lifts made up for that effect, and 
to be Collector or accomptor to the Abthane of the Kingdome for 
the Kings rents within that circuit. The Abthane was the higheft 
Officer under the King, the cheefe Minifter of ftate, general Queftor, 
principal Thefaurer, and great Stuart of Scotland ; and the Thanes 
were next in degree of honour to him, and were the firft whom King 
Malcolm advanced to the new titles of Earles : for M c Duffe of 
Fyfe and Ferchard of Strathern he made Earles of the countrys 
whereof they had been Thanes ; and Dumbar, Thane of Lothian, 
was the firft Earle of March. It was alfo the cuftome of thefe 
times to fubfcrive their names Earle M c Duffe, Earle Ferchard, with- 
out addition, as may be feen in many old charters. 

Buchanan, in the lyfe of Malcolm the Second, hes this defcription 
of Thane : Siiperioribus sceculis prceter Thanos, hoc est prcefectos regio- 
num, sive nomarchas, et qucestorem rerum capitalium, nullum ho7ioris 
nomen equestri ordiue altiusfuerat. And againe, in the lyfe of Mal- 
colm the Third : Rex Walterum totius Scotiae Stuartum, quasi dicas 
ceconomumfecerit. Hie magistratus census omnes Regios colligit,juris- 
dictionem etiam qualem conventuum prcefecti Itabent, et prorsus idem est 


cum eo quem priores Thanum appellabant atque nunc sermone Anglico 
patrium superante Regionuvi Thani, Stuarti vocantur et qui Mis erat 
Abthanus nunc Stuartus Scotiae nuncupatur. 

Finally, this Drummond had given him as a lafting badge of honor 
from the King, a noble coat of Arms, fitly contrived to reprefent his 
prefent condition and former atcheivements. Thus 

[a blank in the manuscript.] 

Which is fo blazoned : Or, 3 barrs unds G ; a helmet, wreath, coro- 
net, and manteling fuitable to his degree ; and for a creft a bloodhound 
of the 2d langued, armed, coloured of the 1 ; with two wyld naked men 
for fupporters, wreathed about the body and head with ivy, each beare- 
ing on his fhoulder a club raguled, and gaulthrops lying fcattered about 
theire feet ; with this motto, Gange Warmly. 

He was now naturalized a Scot, and had all the parts of his coat ar- 
mour ingenioufly devyfed and fignificantly to exprefs him, his adven- 



tures, his name, his office, and the nation; for fo the Poet defcribes 

Ilia pharetratis et propria gloria Scotis, 
Cingere venatu faltus, fuperare natando 
Flumina, ferre famem, contemnere frigora et aeftus, 
Nee foffa aut muris patriam, fed Marte tueri. 

All thefe favors were conferred upon this ftranger foon after the 
Kings marriage, whom he thankfully ferved againft William the Con- 
querour, who raifed war againft King Malcolm becaufe he refufed to 
deliver up to him his owne brother-in-law Edgar, whom he requyred 
as his fugitive and competitor ; bot in end, a peace was treated, where- 
in Edgars fafety was articled. 

William the Norman being dead, his fone, William Rufus, fuc- 
ceeded ; who, without any provocation given, haftily invaded that part 
of Northumberland which then pertained to the Scots, furpryfed the 
Caftle of Alnwick, cut off the garrifon, and poffeft himfelfe of the place ; 
which injurie King Malcolm halted to repaire, bot was there unfor- 
tunately killed by the fraud of that firft bold Percie, before that action, 
called Robert Moubray ; whereat the young prince Edward, the Kings 
eldeft fone, was so furioufly enraged, that he run headlong with a few 
upon the enemy not far from the Caftle, and receaved a wound, whereof 
foone after he dyed ; and in the fame encounter with the prince, the 
Hungarian Drummond, fighting valhantly, ended his dayes, which fad 
1093. accident hapened anno 1093. 

It is very probable this Hungarian Drummond's propper name 
wes Maurice, albeit fome fay John, for it is originally a Dutch name, 
and wrytten Mauritz, as fome of the Emperoures have been called 
before this time. Its alfo ordinary amongft the Hungarians, and it 
hes been frequently uled amongft his fucceflbrs without doubt in 
honour of his memorie ; as one wrytting of thofe times fayes, Fuit 
fflius secidi moribus receptum ut prostatites viri nomen suum ad 


posteros trammitterent, putaverunt enim grata in vulgus nomina com- 
mendationem personis adferre prosse. 

Bot the records of that, as alfo whom he married, and what children 
he left, are inlackeing, and thereby the names of tuo heads of the 
family who immediatly followed him not fo certaine as the reft of the 
generation, yet fo inftructed by probable prefumptiones and tradition 
that they can not eafily be difproved. And this is no extraordinary 
thing, if we confider, that even the records of the nation in generations 
long after him are fo defective that they doe not inform us of the par- 
ticular names of all the heads of our ancienteft trybes, nor of fome of 
the male children of the Royal Family ; fuch as the fones of David 
Earle of Huntingtoune, King Williams brother, from whose daughters 
a fucceffor behoved to be found to King Alexander the Third ; and 
even amongft the ofspring of thefe daughters there wants not miftakes 
concerning the names and primogeniture of the fifters from whom the 
competitors pleaded theire rights ; neither does our Genealogifts agree 
upon all the names and order of the fucceffors of Walter the Firft of 
the Royal Family of the Stuarts. It may be alfo considered, that this 
Hungarian, himfelfe being a stranger, leaveing his children young in 
a time of much trouble, occasioned both by the invasions of England, 
interline warrs betwixt the fucceeding kings, and the rebellious com- 
motions amongft the fubjects, when either litle was committed to wryte, 
or if any hes been relateing to him, might, by the injurie of the times, 
or the following feads and quarrells which befell that family, readily 
have been loft ; ane accident which alfo hes befaln many of the ancient 
trybes of this nation, whereby fome uncertaintyes or blanks may 
happen amongft the names of the heads of theire families, by the fame 
or fome fuch lyke contingents, yet nothing derogateing from the truth 
and fufncient knouledge of the fucceffions extraction. 

A Francifcan frier, called Adam Abel, in his hiftorie of our nation, 
which he calls the Wheele of Time, hes thefe words : The Drummonds, 


Leflies, Creichtons, Borthwicks, Giffards, Fotheringhams and Maulds, 
came into Scotland from Hungarie with Queen Margaret, whereof the 
pofterity have preferved ane uninterrupted and fixed perfuafion. 

John Leflie, Bishop of Rofs, in his Chronicle, reckning the fami- 
lies whofe predicefibrs cam hither immediatly after King Malcolm 
Keandmore, makes mention amongft others of Cargill, which he 
miftakes for Drummond ; for Cargill is bot the name of one of the 
barronies which the Drummonds of old hes and does now porTefs, and 
it may be that error flowed from hence, that fome of the heads of 
that family have been in old wryttings fo ftyled, as Sir Walter of 
Cargyll, and Sir Malcolm of Cargyll, &c. 
1418. About the year 1418, a young cadet of this family, who had a bold 
adventureing fpirit, went abroad to travell, and after variety of acci- 
dents in diverfe foreigne parts fetled himfelfe at laft under the King 
of Portugalls dominions, in one of his Illands about the Latitude of 
32° or 33° fome 4° benorth the Canarie or Fortunat Hands, a litle 
fouthward of the Straits of Gibralter, called Madera, where he lived 
under the name of John Efcortio ; bot about the time of his death 
gave this accompt of himfelfe, that he was a Scots Gentleman, born 
of the family of Stobhal, that his name was Drummond, a fone of Sir 
John Drummond, the brother of Annabella Drummond, Queen to 
Robert Third, King of Scots, and that his eldeft brother was Sir 
Walter Drummond of Stobhall. This information he left to direct 
his children to fearch out his pedegree when they fhould find occafion, 
whereby they being ftrangers might make it appear that they were 
Gentlemen by defcent of this John Efcortio his fucceffion. Ane 
information from Portugal was fent to Scotland, in the minority of 
King James the Fifth, fignifying that the number of men, women and 
children, who acknowledged them felves come of him were no lefs 
then 200 perfones ; one of the principal whereof called Manuel 
Alphonfo Ferriera Drummond, fent a meflage to David, then Lord 


Drummond, with a gentleman, Thomas Drummond, who in his 
travells met with this Manuel himfelfe, his brothers, and divers others 
of the Drummonds at Porto Sancto. Manuel Alphonfo, by this 
meffenger, fent a relation of the ftorie of his prediceffor John Efcortio, 
according as himfelfe had revealed it at his death, and earneftly defyred 
ane accompt of the Family from which he was defcended, with a 
teftificat or borebreife of theire gentility, and the coat of arms per- 
taineing to the name. Whereupon David Lord Drummond, with 
his cheefeft freinds, made adrefs to the Councell of Scotland, who 
granted him his demand, and gave him a noble teftimony, under the 
great feal of the Kingdome, with the particular fealls appended, and 
fubfcriptiones added of every one of the councellors then prefent, 
wherein the defcent of the Drummonds from that firft Hungarian 
Admiral to Queen Margaret in her voyage to Scotland, is largely 
attefted ; and it is underwrytten thus : 

James, Archbiftiop of St. Andrews. 

Gavin, Bilhop of Aberdeen. 

James, Bilhop of Dumblane. 

Archibald, Earle of Angus, Lord Douglas. 

George, Earle of Huntly, Lord Gordon. 

Colin, Earle of Argyle, Lord Campbell and Lorn. 

John, Earle of Lennox, Lord Darnlie. 

Cutbert, Earle of Glencairn, Lord Kilmars. 

John, Lord Lyndfay. 

John Sterlin of Keer. 

James Toures of Innerleith. Knights. 

John Charters of Amersfeild. 

Mr. David Kinghorn. Alex. Scot, &c. 
Upon which deed, Sir Robert Barton of Overbarton, controller and 
councellor, Tutor and Guardian to David Lord Drummond, then 
under minority, afked and took inftruments in the hands of Mr. John 


Chapman, Notarie and Clerk to the Councell. The Lord Drummond 
fent this to his Cufins in Madera, with letters full of civility and 
kindnes ; whereof the coppies are preferved amongft the wrytts of the 
family, and are mentioned in theire own place heireafter. 

There are fome of late who, contrary to what hath been faid and 
already cleared, doe alledge that the firft Drummond was one Duncan 
Drummach, a brother to Euen Campbell, firft knight of Lochaw, 
the fone of Gillefpick, the fone of Gillicallom, brother to Paul 
O duyne, the fone of Duyne Faldarg, all knights of Loch Crochan ; 
which Loch was firft fo called becaufe it lyes at the foot of the great 
hill Crochan-Ben, hot now called Loch Awah, from a daughter of 
Paul O duyne of that name, heretrix of the eftate, and married to Euen 
Campbell, the firft knight of Lochawah, her cuftne ; and it is from this 
Paul O duyne that the tribe retaines the denomination to this day of 
Clan O duyne : bot the ftorie of this Duncan, they have founded 
upon as groundlefs and conterfit traditions, as the reafons they bring 
to prove the original of either name or arms of Drummond are weake 
and inftgnificant. This Duncan, fay they, defcending from the High- 
lands to the Low countrie, parted from his friends upon a remarkable 
place in his way called Carndrum, upon the confines of Argyle and 
Perthihyres, where there is a Cam made up with three rifeing tops ; 
and as from Drumach or Carndrum they derive the name Drummond, 
fo doe they the amies from the three rifeing tops in the Cams ; and 
to gaine credit to the fable, they pretend a record wrytten in the 
Saxon character, preferved in Argyle and the Ifles fince the year 
1085. 1085, wherupon this fiction is grounded ; and they add, that the old 
forbeares of both fydes haveing knouledge heireof, it produced mutual 
marriages and bonds of freindfhip, with a long continowed amitie 
betwixt the families. 

Bot to confute the whole all edgeance, thefe following confiderations 
may ferve. And, firft, as to the name : — It is known to be a conftant 


practife, both with us and elfe where, that alwayes the pofterity 
zealoufly retaines amongft them the names of theire famous anceftors, 
efpecially of thofe who have been the firft worthie authors of theire 
families ; whereof might be given innumerable inftances. Therefore, 
if any truth were in this matter, how comes it that never one of the 
Drummonds mould have been named after this Duncan, theire firft 
devyfed parent ; nor have the names of Archbald, Ewen, Donald, 
Collin, Neil or Gillefpick, fo ordinary amongft the heads and other 
confiderable perfones of the Campbells, ever been once heard to be 
ufed by any perfon of quality called Drummond ; bot contrarywife, 
the names of Maurice, Malcolm, Walter, Gilbert, &c. much ufed 
amongft the firft of the Drummonds, are as unfrequently, if at all, to 
be found amongft the Campbells. Next, for the original reafon of the 
fyrname of Drummond, we have already given it a better and more 
rational derivation then from either Drummach or Carndrum ; and 
it had been a better fancy to have alledged that Drummond fhould 
be Trimont, and the family Trimontanti, either from the three hills 
upon Carndrum, or from Duncan Drumach his goeing beyond the 
mountaines, if Italian had been in thofe dayes the language of 

Bot let us now behold the two Coat Armoures, and we will find in 
herauldrie that the waves or barrs unde in the Drummonds armes, ef- 
pecially being thryfe repeated, are as unlyke to hills or cams as the 
gyrons and ftiips in the Campbells are to waved barrs in the Drum- 
monds ; and when we compare the whole atcheivement of the armes of 
the two families together, it will appear there is no part nor charge 
that hes any refemblance in the one lyke the other, which may ferve 
for a demonftration, according to the rules of herauldrie, that none 
of the families are lineally defcended of the other ; for in that art this 
is granted, that if tuo families of one fyrname bear feveral Coats of 
Armour, its no argument they are originally ilhewed from the fame 


anceftors, becaufe unlefs there be a refemblance betwixt the tuo coat 
armoures, the agreement of the fyrnames is bot a probability, and no 
proofe that both are extracted from the fame root ; bot where the tuo 
families are diftinct, with different fyrnames, and beares feverall coats, 
there is left us not the leaft appeareance of probability to fufpect 
them to have flowed from the fame fontaine. 

And where its told, that a wrytte in the Saxon character, fo long 
preferred in Argyle and the Ifles, is the ground of the tradition, and 
that the forbeares of both families underftood how they were related 
to other, which produced marriages, mutual bonds of ffreindftiip, and 
long continowed love betwixt them : It is anfwered thereto, Firft, 
Will any man beleive a Saxon character to have been fo long legible 
theire, who knowes how that reading and wrytting of any language, 
fave the Ireifli only, and that very rare, have been bot meere ftrangers, 
except of late, in thefe parts. Next, as to the marriages, bonds of 
freindfhip and amitie, betwixt the tuo houfes, its found mentioned 
amongft the Earle of Perths wrytts that a After of Queen Annabella 

1390. Drummond, about the year 1390, was married to the knight of Loch- 
ow, which made up the firft freindfhip betwixt the Campbells and 
Drummonds, who were in enmitie bot a litle before upon a quarrell 
betwixt the Drummonds and Monteiths, with whom the Campbells 
fyded; and its not improbable that King James the Firft, Queen 
Annabellas fone, upon that relation, made either that knight of 
Lochaw, or his fone, the firft Earle of Argyle ; bot whether there 
were any children of that marriage, I know not. Again, about the 

1474. y ear 1474, Sir John Drummond, ftyled of Cargyll, afterwards Lord 
Drummond, indents with Colin Earle of Argyle, Lord Lorn, etc. to 
marrie his fone and air, Malcolm Drummond to Lady IffobeHa Camp- 
bell, the Earles daughter, and to give them 30 merk land in prefent 
portion, lying in the Earledome of Lennox, and faylzieing of Mal- 
colm, the next fone fhould be fubftitute ; to which Indenture Andrew 


Stuart, Lord Evendale, Chancellor of Scotland to King James the 
Third, is a witnes, and which marriage was accordinglie folemnized 
with William the fecond fone, after the death of Malcolm the eldeft. 
Moreover, David Lord Drummond, grandchyld to the faid William, 
Mafter of Drummond, by the Lady Iffobella Campbell, about the 
year 1533, and after him Patrick Lord Drummond, his fone, great 1533. 
grandchyld to William by that fame Lady Iffobella, in anno 1573 1573. 
re-entred in mutual bonds of freindfhip with Collin, Earle of Argyle, 
Chancellor and Juftice General of Scotland, wherein they both 
acknouledge theire defcent from the Earles houfe ; bot its plainly 
underftood to be by the Lady Iffobella, and no otherwayes. All 
thefe bonds are yet extant in the Earle of Perths cuftody. 

Ane other argument may be drawen from the bloody quarrell 
which happened betwixt the Drummonds and Monteiths, begun about 
the year 1330, and fo folemly reconciled by the authority of King 1330. 
David Bruce, and the mediation of the Earles of Strathern, Douglas 
and Angus, in the year 1360, as fhal be related in its proper place. 1360. 
Had it not been very unnatural in the Campbells (who not only fyded 
with the Monteiths againft the Drummonds the whole time of the dif- 
ference, bot alfo refufed theire affent to the conditions of agreement 
when the principal! parties were fatisfyed) to have ufed that of theire 
own kindred and lineal defcent fo unkindly, had there then been any 
fuch blood relation underftood by either. 

To fumme up the matter, the forefaid Colin, Earle of Argyle, had 
never fealed nor fubfcrived the teftificat from the Councell of Scotland, 
given to David Lord Drummond as a bore breiff for his Cufines in Ma- 
dera, declareing ane other true original to the Drummonds, if they had 
been directly and lineally defcended from his own houfe. This long 
digreffion is extorted to anfuere a paper framed by Mr. Alexander Col- 
vill, Juftice deput of Scotland, (otherwife a man well verfed in the anti- 
quities of the nation), bot who, to flatter the late Marques of Argyle, 



his patron, was author or outgiver of the ftorie, that the Drummonds 
were come of this Duncan of Lochaw, brother to the anceftor of the 
Marques. What ever was Colvills miftake upon the poynt, yet in this 
he hes done the Drummonds fome right, to make theire beginning in 
this nation as ancient as the firft knight of Lochaw, which wants 
nothing in effect of fex hundreth yeares, and to obferve the many 
tokens of freindfhip betwixt the tuo houfes long agoe ; when the truth 
is, the Drummonds were Thanes of Lennox as foone as the Campbells 
were Knights of Lochaw ; and the tyes of mutual freindlhip betwixt 
the Families entertained by theire predeceflbrs, is not for any thing 
known as yet difcontinowed. 


Concerning the Five first Heads or Cheefs of the Drummonds, 
who succeeded to be Thanes or Senescalls of Lennox, each 
after other. 


It being in the preface fufficiently made appear, that the Hun- 
garian gentleman, Maurice Drummond (who came into Scotland with 
Queen Margaret the faint), was the firft root of that family, from 
whom have grown a numerous offspring ; the laws of orderly method 
will now requyre that the particular names of the cheef heads de- 
fcended from him, following the right lyne, whom they married, what 
children they begot, and how they were difpofed upon, with the times 
wherein they flourifhed, be all rightly marfchalled ; and with each 
cheef theire propper branches as they ifhewed from him, and how 
they profpered, in theire due places feverally difcuffed ; that fo the 
Genealogie of the whole generation, with theire allies, may be (fo far 
as we have right) prettie well understood. 

The Hungarian, Maurice Drummond, firft heretable Thane or Se- The First 
nefcall of Lennox, came to Scotland in anno 1066, where he lived Thane of 
about 27 yeares, and with his foveraigne Lord the King Malcolm 
Keandmore, and his fone prince Edward, dyed in the feild at Alnwick 
in anno 1093 ; as is in the preface before related. He left behind him, 1093. 
as fome fay, tuo young fones, the eldeft he called, after his mafter and 
benefactor the King, Malcolm, and the other Maurice. From this 
Hungarian are lineally defcended all the worthie families of the Drum- 
monds, and by their daughters in feverall ages, not only the greateft 


and moft, ancient of our Nobility, but alfo the whole Royal Family 
fince King Robert the Third, befides many Queens and Princeffes of 
forraigne nations, as will appear by the enfewing relation. Many 
paralell paflages might be inftanced betwixt that famous Trojan prince, 
founder of the Roman nation, and this Hungarian ftranger, father to 
the tribe of the Drummonds, si parva licet componere magnis ; bot a 
word borrowed from Maro, fhal only be applyed : 

Multum ille et terris jactatus et alto. 


Tantae molis erat Drummondam condere gentem. 

1093. 2. Malcolme Drummond, the eldeft fone of Maurice the Hunga- 
rian, fucceeded to be the fecond Thane or Senefcal of Lennox. He 
lived in the times of Edgar and Alexander, the fones of Malcolme 
Keandmore, both Kings of Scotland after other, and fome yeares 
longer. He begot a fone who fucceeded to him, whom he named 
after his father Maurice. Of this Malcolms brother, fecond fone to 
Maurice the Hungarian, there is no certaine accompt to be made, 
through the defect of ancient wrytts. 

1142. 3. Maurice Drummond, the fone of Malcolme, was the third Thane 
or Senefcall of Lennox, and contemporarie with King David, the 
youngeft fone of Malcome the Third, and alfo with King Malcolme 
the Fourth, called the Maiden, whofe father was Henrie the prince, 
fone to King David. We can tell no more of him, bot that he left a 
fone to fucceed him, called John Drummond. 

1184. 4. John Drummond, the fone of Maurice, was the fourth Thane or 
Senefcall of Lennox. He was head and cheefe of the family of Drum- 
mond, when William, called the Lyon, brother to Malcolme the 
Maiden, wes King of Scots. He had a fone who fucceeded, called Sir 
Malcolme Drummond. 


5. Sir Malcolm Drummond, the fone of John, was the fyfth Thane 1228. 
or Senefcall of Lennox, and lived in the time of King Alexander the 
Second. He had tuo fones, Malcolme who fucceeded, called Mal- 
colme Beg, and Gilbert Drummond. We have nothing material 
recorded of this Sir Malcolm the father; hot of his fecond fone 
Gilbert it feems one Bryce Drummond was defcended, whome the 
Monteiths bafely killed about the year 1330, when the quarrell begun e 
betwixt them and the Drummonds ; as mall be declared in the third 
partitione following. 

Albeit there be no wreat extant to give us a precife accompt of all 
the fones and daughters of thefe foregoeing heads of the family of 
Drummond, nor whom they married ; yet there is fufficient ground to 
beleive that they matched both themfelves and theire children with 
none of the fmall or inconfiderable trybes of the nation. For 
makeing this appear, there is found amongft the Earle of Perths old 
evidents (whereof many are loft) one wonderfully preferved, which is 
a large fkin of parchment, writen in very ornat Latine, containeing 
ane Indenture of aggreement betwixt the Drummonds and Menteiths 
before the judges delegat be King David Bruce for compofeing theire 
bloody difference, (as ftial be more particularly mentioned in its proper 
place), wherein the Nobles who interpofed, and did ftipulat as fureties 
that both fydes mould ftand to the arbitrators determination, are faid 
to be in the fame degree of kindred to both the differing parties ; and 
thofe noble mediators who ratifyed the treatie were Robert Stuart, 
the Kings nephew, then Earle of Strathern, afterward King Robert 
the Second, William the firft Earle of Douglas, and Thomas Stuart 
Earle of Angus, three of the prime perfones of the kingdome. Robert 
is mentioned in this maner, Insuper Robertus Dominus Senescallus 
Scotice Comes de Strathern, tanquam principalis parentel& utriusque 
partis, §c. : fo that from hence it appeares, that the Drummonds have 
been long before that time nearly related not only to the ancient 


houfes of Douglas and Angus, bot even then alfo to the Royal Family 
of the Stuarts ; albeit the records be wanting which mould inftruct the 
particulars : Only this much is clear, without controverfie, that Ada, 
wife to Malcolme Beg Drummond, was neece to John, Stuart of 
Scotland, killed at Falkirk, and fo cufin german to Walter Stuart 
who married Marjorie Bruce, daughter to King Robert the Firft, and 
mother to King David the Second, &c. And where it is made appear, 
and clearly informed, from what families the cheefs of the fubfequent 
generations both immediatly following and conftantly thereafter did 
make choife of theire wives, it cannot be denyed bot that they were 
alwayes allyed amongft the cheife nobility of the nation, as will be by 
the enfueing Narration better underftood. 

Concerning Malcolm Beg Drummond, and the Branches 
descended from him. 


Malcolm Drummond, the fone of Sir Malcolm, fucceeded to his 
father, and was the fext Thane or Senefcal of Lennox. He was a man 
of a low ftature, and therefore was nick named or ag-named Beg, that 
is, in the ancient language of the nation, litle Malcolme ; yet he had a 
fpirit as great as any of his equals in quality whatfomever. He 
married Ada or Adama, only daughter of Malduine or Maldonich, 
Earle of Lennox, and fifter to Malcolm, his only fone, who was Earle 
after him. Malcolm Beg Drummond begat with Ada four fones, 
John, Maurice, Thomas and Walter Drummonds. Before we pro- 
ceed any further, it will not be amifs, for the better underftanding 


the Genealogie of this Ada, and what this Maldwine, Earle of 
Lennox, her father, was, to deduce his pedegree from his anceftors 
as far upward as either our hiftories or old manufcripts can guid us. 

In the lyfe of King Malcolm the Second, and at the battle fought by 
him befyd Murthlake in Marr againft the Danes, under the conduct of 
Olaus and Enechus, generals for King Sueno, about the year 1013, we 
read, that Kenneth of the Ifles, Grimus of Strathern, and Dumbar of 
Lothiane, three valiant Thanes of theire own countries, were all flain 
in the begining of the fight, to the great terror and difcouradgment of 
the Scots ; which accident had weel near endangered a great victorie 
obtained by the Kings good conduct and valour at that time. This 
King Malcolm had with great contention confirmed the new law made 
by King Kenneth the Third, ordaineing, that the children of the de- 
funct King fhould immediatly injoy the kingdome in theire order, and 
in caice of pupillaritie be governed by a Tutor until the 14th year of 
theire age ; and fo abrogated the old law made in King Feritharis 
reigne, whereby in the caice of minority of the Kings children the next 
of the blood Royal, and fitteft to govern, was to rule for his lyftime, and 
the former Kings children to reigne thereafter ; which was the practife 
of the Nation for 1025 yeares. 

For all this care King Malcolme had no male children, only tuo 
daughters, Beatrix and Doaca ; the eldeft, Beatrix, he beftowed upon 
Albanach Crinen, Thane of the Ifles, Abthane of Dull or Dow, and 
Stuart of Scotland (for all thefe are identick tearmes, and fynoni- 
moufly fignify the fame thing), the fone of Kenneth who was killed as 
is before mentioned, and who begat King Donald the father of King 
Malcolm Keandmore ; and the youngeft, Doaca, he gave to Sinel, 
Thane of Angus or Glames, the father of M c Beth. 

It was Albanach Crinen, whofe valor gained that victory at Ach- j 
navaid in Glenquaich, where King Malcolm overcame and killed King 
Grimus the ufurper ; for reward of which fervice he got Beatrix, the 


Kings daughter, in marriage. Now he being to propagate the Royal 
line, provyded his brother Grimus to be heritable Thane of Strathern, 
and to manage the Abthanes charge, for which he had the title of 
Baylie of the Abthanie of Dull, but was killed as is related. After, 
when King Malcolme Keandmore came to the Crown, he conferred the 
Abthanes office upon Walter, the fone of Fleanchus, grandchyld of 
Bancho, Thane of Lochaber, who was firft called Dapifer or Senescal- 
lus Regis, and afterwards Senescallus Scotice, or great Stuart of Scot- 
land, vvhofe office became his firname, and in fome old wryts is defigned 
only Walter Senefcal. Upon this preferment, Ferchad, then a young 
man, grandchild of Grimus, Thane of Strathern, became very difcon- 
tented with the King for beftowing that office upon Walter Stuart, 
(which he judged, becaufe of his near relation to Crinen, due to him- 
felfe), and plotted treafonable defignes for furpryfing the King at Ber- 
tha, a place near to his government ; bot King Malcolm difcovering 
the confpiracy, ufed great magnanimity and clemencie in rebukeing and 
pardoning Ferchad ; for he not only forgave him upon his confefiion, 
bot alfo, in recompenfe of his Abthanes office, which he pretended too, 
erected the Thanerie of Strathern in a Countie Palatine, and made him 
Earle thereof ; continowing alfo to him and his pofterity the Baylifhip 
of the Abthanie of Dull ; which office of the Baillifhip, after a long 
feries of fucceffions, at laft fell to be and now is one of the antiquated 
Vide Free- titles of the Earles of Perth, who, becaufe the profits belonging thereto 
the Abthanie are fallen from it, have fuffered both title and benefit thereof in a 

of Dull & . « ■ 

Apindow. maner to prelcrieve. 

Ferchard Earle of Strathern, we find, had tuo fones and tuo daugh- 
ters, Gilbert and Malice, Arabella and Chriftiana. The youngeft, 
Chriftiana, married Walter Olyffard, who got with her the parroch of 
Strageth, called now Blackfoord, which Walter his fone reftored or ex- 
cambed with her brother Gilbert, the fecond Earle of Strathern, and he 
mortifyed the patronage thereof to the Abbacie of Inchaffray, about 


the year 1200. Ferchad, with his eldeft daughter Arabella, gave in 
portion the barronie of Nethergafk to Sir Robert Quincie, the father of 
Sir Seier or Saer, and grandfather of Sir Roger Quincie, Earle of 
Winchefter, who had to wife Helen, the eldeft of three daughters, 
coheireffes of Allan, Lord of Galloway, Conftable of Scotland; in 
whofe right he fucceeded to the Conftables office after the death of 
Allan. Of this marriage many of our hiftorie wrytters feem to be 
ignorant, when they relate the pafiages of the competitions for the 
crown after the death of King Alexander the Third. This Sir Roger 
Quincie, Earle of Winchefter and Conftable of Scotland, gave the 
name of Quincies burgh to the village in Kirkliftoun pariih, a part of 
his inheritance. He had no fones, and Alexander Cumin, Earle of 
Buchan, married his daughter Elizabeth Quincie, with whom he got 
the barronie of Nethergafk ; which went with a daughter of John Red 
Cumin, Alexanders grandchild, to Maurice Murray, Lord of Bothwel ; 
and he left it to Sir Malcolm Murray, his fecond fone, the father of 
Sir William Murray, the firft laird of Tullibardine. 

Earle Ferchads eldeft fone was Gilbert, who, in his charters of 
donations to the Church to fhew his magnificence, wreats himfelfe, 
Dei indulgentia Comes de Strathern. He married Mathildis or Maud, 
daughter to William of Aubignie, Earle of Arundel, of whom are de- 
fcended in order three Earles of Strathern, to wit, Robert and two 
Malifies ; the laft whereof was forfaulted be King Robert Bruce for ad- 
hereing to the Cumins. 

Earle Ferchads youngeft fone was Malife, whom he made Senefcall 
of Strathern and Baylie of the Abthanie of Dull. He conftitute under 
him three Thanes of Aughterarder, Strowan and Dinning, in imitation 
of the Kingly government. This Malice married Ada, the youngeft 
daughter of David Earle of Huntingtown, and widdow of Henrie 
Lord Haftings, one of the ten poftulators of the Croun, when the 
decifion of theire pretentions was unhappily fubmitted to Edward the 


Firft of England. David Earle of Huntingtoun beftowed upon this 
Malice, his fone in law, the Earledome of Lennox ; which was the firft 
title of Nobility he had from Bang William his brother, as appeares 
by his charter dated about 1184. Malice got from his father, Earle 
Ferchad, a great pairt of Muthil parifh, the patronage whereof he 
mortified to the Abbay of Lundores, founded by David, father to his 
lady Ada. 

Malice, Earle of Lennox, begot with Ada tuo fones, viz. Malice and 
Gillineff. Malice was Earle of Lennox after his father, and begot 
Maldwine. Maldwine fucceeded to be Earle, and married a daughter 
of Alexander Stewart, Great Stuart of Scotland, fecond of that name, 
and fone of Walter Lord Dundonald. He begot Malcolm, who was 
Earle of Lennox after his father, and a daughter Ada, the wife of 
Malcolm Beg Drummond. 

Malcolm, the fone of Maldwine, was the laft Earle of Lennox of 
that name. He married a daughter of Sir John Menteiths, Captaine 
of Dumbarton Caftle, bot had no fones. It was he who did fo great 
and faithfull fervices to King Robert Bruce dureing the time of 
his troubles, and the teftimonies of kindnes and loyalty which he 
ihew to the King in his lyftime he confirmed by a refignation of 
his fortune to him at his death ; which the King beftowed not 
upon Sir John Menteith (as himfelfe expected), bot upon Robert 
Stuart of Tarbolton, Earle Malcolms uncle, and fecond fone of 
Walter Lord Dundonald ; with whofe pofterity it continowed under 
the titles of Lords of Darnly, Earles and Dukes of Lennox, untill 
oure time. For this aflertion I lean to the authoritie of Mr. John 
Freebairn, who pofitively avers that there was no Earle of Lennox 
of that name. 

Gillineff, the fone of Malice, and uncle of Maldwine Earle of Len- 
nox, fucceeded to be Senefcal of Strathern. He againe begot Malice, 
who married Muriel, the daughter of Congal fone to Duncan Earle of 


Mar, the widdow of Fergus the fon of Gilbert Earle of Strathern ; 
and he got with her the lands of Tullibardine. She bore to Malice 
a fone, Henrie, and a daughter, Ada. The daughter married Sir 
William Murray, the fone of Sir Malcolm Murray. He got the lands 
of Tullibardine in portion confirmed to him, with confent of Henrie 
her brother, by Malice the firft of that name Earle of Strathern, in a 
court holden at Dunfay upon the laft of October 1284. 

Henrie fucceeded to be Senefcal of Strathern after his father Malice, 
and had only a daughter, who married Sir Maurice Drummond, the 
fecond fone of Malcolm Beg Drummond. He got with her both the 
office and lands which pertained to her father Henrie. This was the 
firft Drummond who was Senefcal or Stuart of Strathern, and the firft 
of the Knights of Croncraige. To inftruct upon what grounds the 
cheife preceeding affertions are founded, we will heire infert the cop- 
pies of fome old charters, whereby it will appear that what is alledged 
is not gratis dictum. 

1. " William, by the grace of God King of Scotland, to all Bifhops, 
Abbots, Counts, Barrons, Jufticiars, Vifcounts, Provofts, Minifters, 
and to all good Subjects of my realm, Clerks and Laicks, Greeting,— 
Be it known to all who are prefent or to come me to have given and 
granted, and by this my charter confirmed to David, my brother, the 
Earledome of Levenox, with all the pertinents thereof, Lundores, 
Dundee, Forgend, Petmothel, Newtyle, Fintrich, Rothlod, Inneraw, 
Monkegin, Boverd, Dornoch, Uven ad Uven, Garrioch, and Myrtoune 
which is in Lothian befyde the Maiden Caftle. I will, therefore, and 
command that the forefaid David, my brother, and his aires, fhal hold 
of me and my heires, in few and heritage, all the faid lands, &c. pay- 
and to me and my aires the fervice of ten fouldiers : Witneffes, Hugo 
Bifhop of St. Andrews, Jocelin Bifliop of Glafgow, Mathew Bifhop 
of Aberdeen, Simon Bifhop of Murray, Adam Bifhop of Caitnes, 
Earle Duncan, Earle Gilbert, Earle Walden, Malcolm Earle of Athol, 


Gilchrift Earle of Angus, Earle Colvan, Richard Morvil our Conftable, 
Robert Quincie, Walter Olyphard, Alan M° Walter Senefcal, William 
Hay, Rodrick Vere, Richard Montficket, William Lyndfay, Malcolm 
the fone of Earle Duncan, Patrick fone to Earle Walden, William 
fone to Richard Morvill, David de Souls : Apud Perth." Confider 
the witneffes, and albeit the charter wants date, it will be found to be 
about the year 1184. 

2. " To all the faithful children of the Kirk, prefent or to come, who 
fhal fee thir letters, Ada, daughter to David Earle of Huntington, and 
fpoufe to Malice the fone of Ferchad Earle of Strathern, Be it known 
me to have granted, and by this my charter confirmed to the Kirk of 
St. Marie and St. Andrew of Lundores, and the monks ferving thereat, 
in a free and perpetual alms, ane plough gang of land, together with 
my corps, lying in the village of Bellimach, with the common pafturage 
of the fame, free and abfolved from all fecular burden, before thir wit- 
neffes : Henrie and Peter my chaplans, Malcolm Bartholfone, William 
Vafceline, Henry Malerbie, Angus his brother, Ralfe Gilkirk Vinemer, 
Juan Reynold, and many more." This feems to have been after the 
year 1228. 

3. " To all and fundrie the children of the Holy Kirk, prefent or 
to come, who fhall fee thir letters, Maldwine, Earle of Lennox, Greet- 
ing, Be it known to yow me to have given, granted and confirmed 
to God and the Kirk of St. Marie at Kelfo, and the Monks ferving 
God thereat, the Kirk of Campfay, with all the pertinents and liber- 
ties thereof, in a free alms as freely and quietly as any Laick patron 
in the Kingdome of Scotland hes given any Kirk in alms to any re- 
ligious men, even as it is contained in a charter of Earle David, and 
confirmation of William his brother, and Jocelin fometimes Bifhop 
of Glafgow ; and for fecurity thereof, I have appended my feal to 
this prefent wreat befor thir witneffes : Walter, Senefcal to the King, 
Malcolm Beg my Senefcal, Gilbert my Judge, and Duffen my Cham- 


berlane, and divers others." This was near about the year 1299, and 
Walter, Senefcal, was he that married Marjorie Bruce. 

Haveing thus traced the defcent of Maldwine, Earle of Lennox, vide Mr. 

ij pop 1)3 1TI1 

back through divers generationes, for the better knouing of Ada his upon Lennox, 

daughter (whom Malcolm Beg Drummond took to wife) ; and alfo 

the pretentions her children had to the Earledome of Lennox, after 

the death of Earle Malcolm, her only brother, who dyed without 

ifhew : We now return where we left, to Malcolm Beg Drummond 

his fones ; bot flial begin with the youngeft, and proceed to the eldeft, 

who fucceeded to his Father, and fhal be treated of in the partition 

following. He lived to be a man of great age, and no lefs efteem : 

he dyed when he was above 90 yeires, and much about the fame time 

with King Robert Bruce. 

Malice Earle 
off Strathern's 
Charter, to be 


Walter Drummond, his youngeft fone, was Clerk Regifter or 
Secretarie to the King, whom Stow mentions in this maner in his 
Annalls. In the year 1323 there was a dyet appointed betwixt King 
Robert Bruce and King Edward of England, for eftablifhing a peace, 
or rather ceflation of armes, who met by theire Commiffioners at the 
Neucaftel upon Tyne the 30th of May : for the King of England, 
Aimer de Valence Earle of Pembroke, Hugh Spenfer the younger, 
Robert Baldoch Archdean of Midlefex, Sir William Herle knight, 
William de Aizewine channon of York, and Galfrid de Scroop : for 
the King of Scots, William Bifhop of St. Andrews, Thomas Randal 
Earle of Murray, John Monteith and Robert Lauder the father, 
knights, together with Walter Drummond Clerk to the King of 




Thomas Drummond, third fone to Malcolm Beg, got from his 
father for patrimonie the lands of Balfrone, and mortifyed the 
patronage and tythes thereof to the Abbay of Inchaffray ; whom 
Pope Clement the 5th, in his Bui and confirmation of the charter 
thereupon, in anno 1305, which was a year before King Roberts 
Coronation, calls Thomas Drummond Hominem nobilem. 

I have feen a charter granted be Murdoch Earle of Menteith, the 
fone of Alexander, fometime Earle of Menetheth, to Walter Meneth, 
the fon of Sir John Meneth, of the lands called Thorn in the countrie 
of Meneth, exactly marched and meithed, wherein there is no date ; 
only the witnefTes makes us know it was about the year 1296, who 
ftands thus : Testibus dominis Johanne de Meneth, Malisio de Strath- 
em, Willelmo de Montejixo, Militibus, Alexandro de Meneth, Gilberto 
de Drummond et Malcolmo de Drummond. From the time, we con- 
clud that this Gilbert was brother to Malcolm Beg, uncle of Thomas 
and Walter before fpecifyed ; bot we have nothing bot conjec- 
ture for it, nor any further accompt of them, except in ane extract 
from the Records in the Tower of London, be Mr. John Prine, the 
lawyer ; where, amongft many flieets full of names fubfcriveing fide- 
lity to King Edward the Firft of England, this Gilbert Drummond 
is infert, called of the countie of Dumbreton, in the year 1296 ; and 
apparently one Malcolm was his fone and one Bryce his grandchild. 

Sir Maurice Drummond, fecond fone to Malcolm Beg, was the 
firft Stuart or Senefcal of Strathern of that name ftyled Knight of 
Concraig, whofe Ofspring we will reckon in theire due order, and 
the families that are come of him ; and then return to the principal 
Houfe, whereof Sir John Drummond, the eldeft fone of Malcolm 
Beg Drummond, and elder brother of this Sir Maurice Drummond, 
was head, and the feventh Thane of Lennox. 


The Ofspring of Sir Maurice Drummond of Concraig, second Drummonds 

of Concraig. 

Sone to Malcolm Beg Drummond, Thane of Lennox. 

Sir Maurice Drummond married the only child and airefs of Hen- The First 
rie, heritable Senefcal or Stewart of Strathern. Of the defcent of this strathern, 
Henrie we have already faid fufficiently. By this match, and the de- Concraig. 
ceafs of his father in law, Maurice came to ane honourable office and 
a plentifull fortune ; for albeit his pretentions, by the right of his wife, 
were non of the flrongeft, yet, by the favor of King David Bruce 
and the kindnes of Robert Stuart, the Kings nephew, Senefcal of 
Scotland and Earle of Strathern, there was made up to him a folid 
right ; for befydes the charter and confirmation he got of the office 
and of the lands belonging to Henrie, Robert the Earle granted him 
a new gift of Forreftrie to reach over all the forrefts in the country, 
makeing him Heritable keeper. This was the firft Knight of Con- 
craig, and the firft Senefcal or Stuart of Strathern of that name. 

Sir Maurice Drummond had three fones, Maurice the eldeft who 
fucceeded, Malcolm the fecond who was the original ftock of the 
houfe of Culqualzie, and a third called Walter Drummond of Dal- 
cheefick. Of Malcolm and the family of Culqualzie, becaufe it is the Culqualzie. 
firft branch from Concraig, we ftiall make mention in due order. 

2. This Sir Maurice Drummond was a brave gentleman, and lived 
in good credit ; and both he and his lady were honourably burried in 
the queere of the church of Muthil. Sir Maurice Drummond, fone 
to the former Sir Maurice, was the fecond of the houfe of Concraig, 
and Senefchal of Strathern. He married Marrion Erfkin, daughter 
to Sir Robert Erfkine of Balhagartie in Mar, chamberlane of Scot- 
land, and had with her tuo fones ; John who fucceeded and Malcolm 


Ktzaiiorrie. Drummond, the author of the houfe of Pitzallonie, and the fecond 
branch from the family of Concraig. 

I find a charter granted to this Maurice of Concraig, by Robert 
Stuart Earle of Strathern, of fome lands in Strachmafin called 
Dalkelrach and Sherymare, with the Coronerfhip of the whole 
countie and the keeping of the north Catkend of Ouchtermuthel, 
with efcheats and other priviledges thereto belonging ; wherein he 
calls Maurice our beloved Cufine, and the witneffes are, John, 
Senefcal, our brother, Robert of Erfkine, Hugh of Eglingtoun, and 
Thomas of Fauffyde, knights, &c. This was given and fealed at the 
Caftle of Methven about the year 1362. 

This Maurice Drummond had made a purchafs of the lands of 
Cairnbadie, in the barronie of Melginfh and fherifdome of Perth, 
from Sir Thomas Biffet, barron of Glafcun, who grants a Charter 
thereupon to Maurice Drummond and Marion Erfkin, his fpoufe, 
with warrandice of 40 merk land in the barronie of Glafdun or 
Lethindies at theire option. The witneffes are, William Bifhop of 
St. Andrews, Patrick Bifhop of Aberdeen, Chancellor of Scotland, 
Robert, Senefcal of Scotland, Earle of Strathern, Sir Robert Erfkine, 
chamberlane of Scotland, (vide Cartam, &c.) This Charter is firft 
confirmed be King David Bruce, next by Thomas Earle of Mar, laft 
Earle of Mar of that name, fuperior of the lands ; dated and fealed at 
Anion the 1st of June 1372. 

Maurice had alfo fome intereft in the fuperiority of the lands of 
Inneramfay, Pethie, and Newlands, in the fliyre of Mar ; which was a 
good time after, by one of his fucceffors, Maurice of Concraig, his 
great grandchild, difponed to a cufine of the family, John Drummond 
of Inneramfay and CulquaLzie, to whom the propertie belonged ; 
which he is faid to have gotten for a reward of his fervice at the batle 
of Harelaw. 

3. Sir John Drummond of Concraig, the fone of the laft Maurice, 


was the third Senefcal or Stuart of Strathern. Hathornden calls him 
Malcolm, hot both Hector Boethius and Bifhop John Leflie more 
rightly John : he married firft the laird Craigies daughter, a barron 
of a confiderable and old family near Perth, fyrnamed Ros. After 
her death, he married a fecond wife, Maud or Matildis de Graeme, 
daughter to Patrick Lord Grahame ; and lifter to Patrick Gragme, 
who fome yeares after became Earle of Strathern by marrying the 
heretrix thereof, Eufame Stuart, the only chyld of David Stewart, 
firft ftiled Lord of Brechin, and then made Earle of Strathern, the 
eldeft fone of King Robert the Second by Eufame Ros, the daughter 
of Hugh Earle of Rofs. 

Sir John Drummond produced his Fathers charter from Robert 
Earle of Strathern, to be tranfumed by Nicolaus de Mair Norman- 
nus, notar publick, as appeares by ane Inftrument dated at Perth, 
June 7th 1399. He had fones by the laird of Craigies daughter, 1399 
Malcolm, who fucceeded ; John, nicknamed Gyloch, i. e. crooked ; he 
was the firft of Mewie, next called Lenoch, now Meginih ; Maurice 
called Gorum, i. e. bleuifh ; and Walter Drummond the youngeft. 

Sir John himfelfe was a gentleman of a noble fpirit, hot very un- 
happy by a fad accident which fel in his hand ; and becaufe it is 
remembred by fo many of our Hiftorians, we can not pafs it over in 
filence : bot for the better understanding the matter, we fhal begin at 
the fource from whence the mifcheife flowed. 

About the year 1391, Sir Alexander Murray of Ogilvy, who was 
either fone or grand child to Sir Maurice Murray of Drumfhyrgart, 
brother to Andrew Murray the governour, defcended from the Mur- 
rayes of the family of Bothuell in Clidfdale, who had married a 
daughter of Hugh Earle of Rofs, filter to the Queen, and by fome 
fatal misfortune had killed a gentleman named William Spalden ; for 
which he was fummoned to a certaine day for appeareing before 
Sir John Drummond of Concraig, Jufticiar Coroner and Stuart of 


Strathern, in a Juftice court, to be halden at Fowls. Bot Sir 
Alexander, either out of fear or through pryde and difdaine, made 
fhifts ; yet at the laft found it convenient to prefent himfelfe, and by 
a formal inftrument, declined the Court by ane Appeal to the law of 
Clan MT)uffe, one of the three old priviledges granted be King 
Malcolm Keandmore to MTJufFe, the firft Earle of Fyfe ; whereby 
it was provyded that if any perfon within the ninth degree of kindred 
to him or Ins aires, Earles of Fyfe, fliould commit unpremeditat 
flaughter, and perform fome ceremonies at the Crofs M c Duffe which 
ftands betwixt Fyfe and Strathern, near the Neubrugh, in that cafe 
he mould be only judged by the Earle ; or, as Buchannan wryts, pay 
24 merks for the flaughter of a gentleman and 12 for a common 
man, and fo be free of the blood. The practife of this, he al- 
ledges, continowed even to the dayes of his forbeers, to wit, fo long 
as any of that Earles pedegree remained. The Judges tooke a time 
to advyfe the declinature, bot not being fatisfyed therewith ifhewed 
forth new fummonds, chargeing Sir Alexander again, which he 
obeyed, bot gave in the Appeal and Proteftation following, viz. 

"In the year of God 1391, upon the 7th day of December, in 
prefence of ane Notar publick, and the witneffes underwrytten, per- 
fonally conftitute a noble and potent man Sir Alexander Murray 
knight, with his prolocutors Sir Bernard Hadden knight, and John 
Logie, being called and fummoned be the Rolls of indytement con- 
cerning the killing of William Spaldin, compeared before the 
juftices, Sir John Drummond knight, Malcolm Drummond and 
John M c William, in judgement fitting at Fowlls in a Juftice court ; 
and did proteft, that fince he was once before indyted for the killing 
of the faid William Spaldin, and called in judgement before them, 
and was repledged to the law of Clan M c DufFe by Robert Earle of 
Fyfe, he was not nor could be halden to anfuere before any other 
Judge for the forefaid flaughter, fo long as the faid law of Clan 


M c Duffe did ufe its priviledge concerning him and was in vigour ; 
and therefore he did Appeal to the faid law, protefting with all that 
he fhould not be any more vexed by them or theire indytements." 

The Judges takeing this to confideration, promifed they mould 
decern nothing prefently againft the faid Sir Alexander, bot with 
efpecial regaird to him and his defyre ; bot that they would continow 
the matter until the Lord Brechen, General Jufticiar, fhould give his 
deliverance upon the petition and proteftation as he and his counfel 
fhould think fit. Upon the which Proteftation and Anfuere of the 
Judges, the faid Sir Alexander took Inftruments in the hands of 
John Simon notar publick, before thir witnefles prefent and requyred, 
Maurice Archdean of Dumblane, William de Graham and Unfra 
Cuningham knights, Maurice of Drummond and Walter of Murray 

The Juftice general being acquainted with the matter, gave 
fentence ; bot the reafon is not expreffed that the law [of] Clan 
M c Duffe fhould not liberat Sir Alexander Murray from his ordinary 
Judge, bot that he fhould return and make his defences before the 
fame Court which he had declyned. This he was neceffitat to doe 
with fome difadvantage as he thought, and yet it feems not with 
fuch feverities and rigour of law as might have been fhewn : however, 
this bred fuch difcontent and animofitie betwixt the tuo names that 
Sir Alexander and his freinds, for fome ages after, ufed all means 
how to be freed from theire fubjection to that jurifdiction, or to 
procure the power thereof in theire own hands, which the other fyd 
as vigoroufly oppofed ; untill upon a new occafion in the reigne of 
King James the Third, a liberation was granted to fome of the 
Murrayes and fecured to theire pofterity. 

In the mean time, the heats and animofities from fo fmal a begin- 
ing grew to a great hight ; and Patrick Gramme fome yeires after this 
haveing married the heretrix of Strathern, and thereby become Earle 


thereof, Sir Alexander Murray of Ogilvie and his freinds tooke occa- 
sion to importune him to thruft Sir John Drummond out of the 
office of StuartShip, and prefer another thereto of his own election. 
The Earle being thus perfwaded, endeavored by all means to pre- 
vail with Sir John Drummond to refigne the office in his hands as 
fuperior thereof; bot he obftinatly refufed, prefumeing that himfelfe 
and his prediceflTors had ane unquestionable title thereto long before 
the Earle had any to the Earledome. Thus the Earle, and his 
brother in law Sir John, were once fet at variance ; bot to prevent 
any further breach, fome freinds did mediat betwixt them, and as 
John Fordon wreats, brought them in teftimonie of reconciliation to 
communicat together at the Holy Sacrament. Notwithstanding 
whereof, foone after Sir Alexander Murray, takeing advantage of the 
Earles good nature, and plying the intereft he had by his lady with 
the countefs heretrix, who was her lifters grandchild, extorted one 
day a promife from the Earle that he Should either have power to 
difpofe of the Stuarts office or not be Earle of Strathern. Thus they 
incenfed him of new againft his brother in law to that degree, that in 
1413. perfuance of his raSh promife upon ane ordinary Court day, 1413, he 
mounts his horfe in a paffion at Meffen, the place of his refidence, 
and with his followers refolves to diffipat Sir Johns court then Sitting 
at the Skeat of CreiSFe ; bot Sir John, getting intelligence of the 
defigne, advanced with the freinds he had prefent with him to meet 
the Earle, whom at the firft encounter he killed without any more 
bloodshed, for non of the Earles company offered to revenge the 
Slaughter, bot fuffered the actors to efcape. 

Sir John and his company fled immediatly Sirft to Ireland, and from 
thence intending for England were forced be Storms upon the Scots 
Shoare, apprehended and brought to publick execution, as BiShop 
Leflie and Adam Abel both of them, in theire histories of Scotland, 
reports ; bot John Fordon fayeth, that non fuffered by the hand of 


publick juftice fave William and Walter Olyphards, and that the 
unfortunat Knight himfelfe dyed of a dyffenterie in Ireland long after. 

Hathornden gives ane other reafon of the quarrel betwixt the Earle 
and Sir John ; alledgeing the Earle to have boafted that he had a 
better title to the crown then King James the Firft, as being by his 
lady preferable to the race defcended of Elifabeth Muire, for which Sir 
John killed him : bot the true ftorie is otherwife related, and appeares 
fo as Bifhop Leflie tells, for Sir John was forfaulted for the crime in 
the time of the government of Robert, Duke of Albany, Earle of Fyfe. 

4. Malcolm Drummond, the eldeft lone of Sir John, was the fourth 
laird of Concraig and Stuart of Strathern. There is ane inftrument of 
fafine given to this Malcolm of the Stuartrie lands and pertinents upon 
his Fathers refignation, under the figne of Robert Waddal nottar 
publick, in anno 1408 ; whereby it feems Sir John his father being 1408. 
long in mifunder Handing with the Murrayes upon the occafion be- 
fore mentioned, and feareing that theire power with Patrick Earle of 
Strathern fhould withdraw or alienat his affection from him, appre- 
hended fome danger, and therefore tooke this politick courfe before 
hand to fecure his fone, being very young, if the worft fhould happen. 

In the year 1416, this Malcolm, fone and air to Sir John Drum- 1416. 
mond of Concraige, prefents a precept of faifine to Walter Earle of 
Athol, tutor to Malice Grahame, the fone of Patrick Earle Palatine 
of Strathern, at the Caftle of Methven, to be infeft in the Senefcalfhip 
of Strathern, and the priviledges thereto belonging ; which wes granted 
be the Earle, and inftruments taken thereon. 

Malcolm Drummond of Concraige married Monteith, 

daughter to the laird of Carfe, and begot with her Maurice, who 
fucceeded, and James Drummond, the firft of the houfe of Balloch ; Baiioeh, 
of whom is defcended the families of Milnab and Broich, whofe Broich. 
generations fhal be fet doun in theire own places. 

I have feen ane Indenture, dated anno 1441, betwixt Sir David 1441. 


Murray of Tyllebardine and this Malcolm Drummond of Concraig, 
of mutual freindfhip, wherein the conditions are, That Malcolms 
eldeft fone Maurice Drummond mould marrie Ifabella Murray, 
daughter to Sir David, with a portion of 10 lib. worth of land ; and 
that the office of Stuartrie, with the profits thereof, pertaineing 
heritablie to Malcolm, fhould be divyded betwixt Sir David and him 
dureing their lives, with a penaltie of 200 merks in caice of failzie. 
This match we find did not hold, for Malcolm difpofed otherwife 
upon his fone Maurice ; bot Sir Davids contryvance was heireby to 
wind himfelfe once in poffeffion of the Steuartrie, to which both he, 
upon this ground, and after him his fone Sir William Murray kept 
up a pretention, untill that office fell in the hands of John Drum- 
mond of Cargill, afterwards Lord Drummond ; in whofe time I find 
a difcharge or difhonoration of the Senefcallhip of Strathern brought 
by his brother Andrew from King James the Third to Sir William 
1474. Murray of Tullibardine, dated 1474. And it was at this time when 
both the lairds of Tullibardine and Ogilvye found theire advantage to 
purchafe from the King a liberation of theire lands from the Jurif- 
diction of the Stuartrie of Strathern in all time comeing ; a thing 
they had long endeavored to compafs. 

5. Maurice Drummond, the fone of Malcolm, wes the next laird 
of Concraig and Stuart of Strathern. He was ordinarly called Old 
Maurice, becaufe both his fone and grandchild were called Maurice. 
He married firft a gentlewoman of good qualitie called Marrion 
Douglas, cufine to the Earle of Angus : after her death he married 
Margaret Mercer, daughter to the laird of Innerpeffrie. His children 
were Maurice Keer Drummond and a daughter Ifobella Drummond. 
In his time the eftate became very low ; for ever fince the killing 
of the Earle of Strathern, the family had no fetled peace, bot were 
forced to keep houfe to fo many freinds and fervants for theire 
fecuritie that it brought a confumption upon the fortune, ingadged it 


in burdens, and made him pairt with many of his lands to releive his 
debts. In the year 1447 he fold to John Drummond of Innerramfay, 1447. 
fecond laird of Culqualzie, his Cufin, the fuperiority of Innerramfay, 
Pethie and Newlands, and made resignation thereof in the hands of 
Sir Robert Erfldne (called in the wryte) Lord of that ilk, barron of 
Balhagartie, fuperior thereof: Witneffes, Marrion Douglas his wife, 
and others. He difponed.alfo the lands of Dulchonie and Garrioch- 
throw to John Drummond Gilooch, the firft of Lennoch, called then 
of Mewie, the fone of Sir John Drummond of Concraig, his uncle 
who was, as appeares by the inftrument of refignation in the hands of 
King James the Second, under the figne of Thomas Tewquythill, 
dated the 10th of December 1452. 1452. 

There is alfo ane other inftrument of refignation about the fame 
time made be Maurice, of the lands of Drummond, two merk land 
of Cultiwhaldich, 3 quarters of Mewie, Donira, Straitht, Blairedarg, 
Dalwhilra and Sherrimare ; referving his own lyfrent and a reafon- 
able terce to his wife Margaret Merfer, if fhe furvives him ; under 
the fame notars figne. 

There is a charter granted to this John Drummond Gyloch, by King 
James the Second, in the 16 year of his reigne 1453, of the lands of 1453. 
Dolchony and Garrichthrow which pertained to Old Maurice Drum- 
mond of Concraig, and which he refigned in the Kings hands in favors 
of the faid John Drummond and his aires at the Caftle of Down in 
Menteith. The charter is granted at Stirline, and the witnefles are, 
William Creichton Lord Chancellor, Andrew Gray Matter Houf- 
hold, Patrick Lord Hales, Mr. John Lyndfay of Lincluden Keeper of 
the Privie Seal, Alexander Nairn of Sandiefoord Comptroller, and 
Mr. George of Shorefwood, Chancellor of Dunkeld, Clerk, &c. 

6. Maurice Keer Drummond, the fone of Maurice, fucceeded to 
be the Sext laird of Concraige and Stuart of Strathern. He married 
a daughter of Sir Andrew Murray of Ogilvie and Abercairny, and 


got a portion with her of ane hundreth merks in pennie and pennie- 
14G0. worth, as the difcharge beares, dated anno 1460. With her he 
begot a fone, Maurice Drummond, who fucceeded. 

Sir Andrew Murray, conudering this Maurice Keers eftate to be 
burdened and his family decreffed far from the condition it had been 
in, drew on this match with a defygne upon the Stewarts office ; hot 
the other, perceiveing the project, and being alfo ftraitned, refolved 
in makeing a bargaine to preferr his Cheife thereto, John Drum- 
mond of Cargill, afterward Lord Drummond, and to him difponed 
moft of his lands, with his office, in the 13th year of the reigne of 
King James the Third, and in the 14th year of the faid Kings reigne, 
1474. being the year of God 1474. Winfridus de Murray of Abercairnie, 
Andrew Murray of Ogilvies fone, Sheriffe deput, upon a precept 
direct to him by deliverance of a whyte rod, gave feafine to John 
Drummond of Cargill, of the offices of the Senefcalfhip, Coronerihip, 
and of the keeping of the north Cathekend of Ouchtermuthill, forres- 
tries of Strathern, efcheats, forfaultries, and fees, &c. all furrendred 
and refigned in the Kings hands at Edinburgh, by Maurice Keer 
Drummond in favors of John Drummond of Cargill, the yeare before. 

7. Maurice Drummond, the fone of Maurice Keer Drummond of 
Concraig, fucceeded to his Father, whofe fortune was now con- 
tracted within a fmal circle. He had nothing left him of the old 

Boreiand. and faire eftate of Concraig, fave the Barronie of Boorland, and from 
thence tooke his ftyle accordingly. He married a daughter of the 
laird of Fordons, and begot a fone John. 

8. John Drummond, the fone of the laft Maurice, wes the fecond 
Barron of Boorland. He married a daughter of Malcolm Drummond, 
commonly called M c Kie of Kilbryd; and begot tuo fones, Malcolm and 
Mr. Mungo Drummonds. I have feen a tack let to this John Drum- 
mond of Boreiand, of halfe the fex lib. land of Culqualzie, by Duncan 

1534. M c Carter of Thorrowrige, dated at Muthul the 4th of May 1534. 


9. Malcolm Drummond of Boorland was air to John. About the 
year 1559 he married a daughter of Sir John Drummond of Inner- 1559. 
peffrie, and had by her tuo daughters, and fones, Mr. John Drum- 
mond who fucceeded, Mr. Maurice, Abraham, Malcolm, Isaac, and 
Mr. David Drummonds. Mr. Maurice fell to be tutor of Boorland 
to his brother's fone, Sir John Drummond, in his minoritie, and wes 
married to Agnes Drummond, daughter to George Drummond of 
Balloch ; with whom he had a daughter, Anna Drummond, fpoufe 
to Walter Cheemolme, Baylie of Dumblane, the father of Alexander 
Cheefholm, now Baylie there. Maurice had also a daughter, called 
Jean, married to William Pitcairn, laird of Pitlour, of whom that 
family is come ; and Anabella, married to Struan Murray. 

Abraham was called Drumduy, and was father of James of 

Malcolm, called French Malcolm, had a daughter married to 
Andrew Garrie, at Perth, her name was Jean. 

Mr. David Drummond, Malcolms youngeft fone, married Helen 
Menteith, daughter to Alexander Menteith of Maner, fone to the 
laird of Carfe, and begot with her four daughters only ; Agnes, 
Margaret, Man-ion, and Elifabeth Drummonds. Agnes, the eldeft, 
married James Menteith of Alcathie, befyde Linlithgow, and had 
children, James, Hellen, Margaret, and Jean Menteiths. James 
Menteith the fone of James, now of Alcathie, married Chriftian Mill, 
fifter to Alexander Miln, prefent provoft of Lithgow, and lies with 
her James, Alexander, Margaret, and Jean Menteiths. Helen 
Menteith, James eldeft daughter, married George Bel, fone to 
George Bel, provoft of Lithgow, and had George and Jannet Bells. 
Margaret Menteith, James' 2d daughter, married Henrie Graham, 
fone to Gartur. Jean Menteith, James' third daughter, married 
Robert Graham, brother to Gartur. 

Margaret Drummond, fecond daughter to Mr. David, married 



Captain David Muire, now liveing in Kyntyre, whofe children are 
Mr. David, Patrick, Robert, Jean, and Urfula. Marrion Drum- 
mond, Mr. David's third daughter, married William Stuart, and 
had no children. Elifabeth Drummond, youngeft daughter to Mr. 
David Drummond, married William Wallace, fone to Collonel James 
Wallace, fometimes of Achens ; theire children are James and John, 
Hellen and Anna Wallaces. This Mr. David was acquainted with 
Theodore de Beza, at Geneva, who, in his epiftle prefixed to a book 
of Mr. Robert Rollos, wreats of Mr. David, that he was homo doctus 
et plus, — Mr. David lived to be near ane hundred yeares of age. 

10. Mr. John Drummond, the fone of Malcolm, was Barron after 
his father ; he married a daughter of Sir James Cuningham, laird of 
Glencarnock, with whom he had fones, Sir John who fucceeded, and 

11. Sir John Drummond, the fone of Sir John, married Marjorie 
Hamilton, daughter to the iaird of Blair Hamilton. He was the lalt 
Barron of Boorland ; for he fold the Barronie to John Earle of Perth, 
and with the money paft to Ireland, where he made a purchafe of 
land, called Kefh Caftle, in the county of Tyrone ; and dyed chyld- 
lefs about the year 1630. 

12. Malcolm Drummond, his brother, wes his air, called Litle 
Malcolm ; he married Marjorie Drummond, daughter to James 
Drummond of Pitzallonie, and had with her fones, William, John, 
and Mungo Drummonds. 

13. William Drummond, the fone of Malcolm, had no vifible 
eftate left to him. He married Anna Hamilton, daughter of 
William Hamilton, laird of Baderfton ; theire children are William, 
Robert, Thomas, and Jean Drummonds. 


The Familie of Culqualzie, the First Branch from the House Drummondsof 


Malcolm Drummond, the fecond fone of Sir Maurice Drummond, 
the firft Stuart of Strathern, and knight of Concraig, purchafed the 
halfe lands of Culqualzie, and had his title from it ; the other halfe 
his fucceflbrs conquefed. He married Barclay, daughter 

to the laird of Colernie, in Fyfe, and begot John, who fucceeded. 
Malcolm was a man of great action and courage ; he and his brother 
Maurice of Concraig did lingular good fervice under the command of 
Alexander Stuart, Earle of Mar, the fone of Alexander, Earle of 
Buchan, who was the youngeft of the fones of King Robert with 
Elizabeth Muire, at the battle of Harlaw, in Garrioch, againft 
Donald of the Ifles, who, pretending right to the Earldom of Rofs, 
pofeft himfelfe thereof by force, and walled all the country as far 
fouthward as Aberdeen. The battle was fought with great obflinacie 
on both fydes, and much bloodfhed, and the victorie uncertaine ; 
Alexander Earle of Mar, and many brave gentlemen, were killed. 
After the fight Robert Duke of Albany, then governour, rewarded 
Malcolm and his brother Maurice with the lands of Innerramfay, 
Pethie, and Newlands, in Mar ; Maurice with the fuperioritie, and 
Malcolm with the proppertie. Malcolm's burial place is in the 
church of Muthul, where his father lyes with this infcription — 
Malcolmus de Drummond dominus de Innerramsay. 

2. John Drummond, the fone of Malcolm, was the fecond laird of 
Culqualzie. He married Campbell, daughter to a brother 

of the Earle of Argyle, and had by her Maurice, Walter, William, 
and Andrew Drummonds, and a daughter married to a rich merchant 
in Sterline, called Bet. He difponed to a natural fone, Thomas, and 


his aires, which faylzieing, to Walter Drummond, his fone and aires, 
the lands of Duchlas, Petchur, and a third pairt of the lands of 
Meggor : the witnefles are Andrew Drummond rector of Kirkconnel 
his fone, and Robert Merfer of Innerpeffrie ; the difpofition is dated 
1461. anno 1461, and confirmed by Marie, Queen Regent, mother to King 
James the Third, that fame year. 

3. Maurice Drummond fucceeded to be laird of Culqualzie after 
his father John Drummond, about the year 1466. He married 

Cuninghame, daughter to the laird of Glengarnock, with 
whom he had only one daughter, called Margaret Drummond, 
who was heretrix, and fucceeded to the eftate. 

4. Margaret Drummond, heretrix of Culqualzie, the daughter of 
John, married John Inglis, a gentleman in Lothian, and domeftick fer- 
vant to King James the Fourth. He begot with her three fones, 
John, William, and Alexander, who all died without children, and 
two daughters, Marrion and Margaret; the eldeft married Patrick 

1516. Murray, fone to the laird of Tullibardin, in the year 1516. She 
difpones to Malcolm Drummond of Kilbryd, with confent of Patrick 
Murray, her hufband, the lands of Meggor and Duchlas. Margaret 
Inglis, the youngeft daughter, got the lands of Culqualzie for her 
portion, and married David Drummond, the third fone of Thomas 
Drummond of Drumon Irenoch, who, by her light, was next laird 
of Culqualzie. 

5. David Drummond of Culqualzie, third fone to Thomas, firft 
laird of Drummonerinoch, begat, upon his wife, Margaret Ingles, a 
fone, John Drummond, who was his air, and a daughter, Elfpet 
Drummond, married to John Drummond, laird of Pitzallonie. 

6. John Drummond, the fone of David, fucceeded. He married 

Cambel, daughter to Cambel, Abbot of Coupar, 

who was brother to the laird of Arkindlas ; he got with his wife the 
lands of Blacklaw, in Angus, which continows with the family. John 


begot with the Abbot's daughter, three fones and five daughters ; the 
firft, Sybillia Drummond, married William Riddoch of Aberlednock, 
and after his death (he married the laird of Lochinzel Cambel ; the 
fecond, Iflbbella, married Mr. Alexander Ingles of Byres ; the third, 
was married to Duncan Tofcheoch of Pitenzie ; the fourth, to .John 
Mufchet, brother-german to the laird of Mufchet ; and the fifth to Pa- 
trick Drummond of Milnab. The fones were John, who fucceeded ; 
James dyed without children ; and Thomas, who was laird of Drum- 
mawhence, he married 

[a blank in the manuscript.] 

7. John Drummond of Culqualzie, eldefl fone to the laft John, 
married Jean Mauld, daughter to the laird of Melgum, in Angus. 
He had with her four fones and four daughters ; the eldeft daughter, 
Margaret, was married to James Drummond of Drumduy, bot had 
no children ; the fecond, Iflbbel, married John Gramme of Gartur, 
who bore to him, Walter, John, and Robert Grahams ; the third, 
Elfpet Drummond, married James Gray of Earl-Hill, who had only 
a daughter ; the fourth Catharine Drummond, wes married to Mr. 
Robert Laurie, a learned and eloquent preacher ; he was long minifter 
of Edinburgh, and afterwards Bifhop of Brechin : He had, with 
Catharine, his wife, only two daughters, Jean and Bathia Lauries ; 
the firft married Mr. Colin M'Kenzie, brother-german to the Earle of 
Seaforth, who hes two fones, Robert and George, and a daughter, 
Barbara M'Kenzie, married to the laird of Bachelton Olyphant, to 
whom fhe hath children ; the youngeft, Bathia, married David Rollo, 
a cufin-german to my Lord Rollo, who hath children. 

This John of Culqualzie his eldeft fone, was John who fucceeded ; 
the fecond was James, a Collonel in the Sueddifh fervice ; he mar- 


ried Elizabeth Clerk, daughter of Admiral Clerk, Admiral to that 
Croun, with whom he had a fone, John Drummond, and tuo daugh- 
ters, who continow in Suedden. 

The third fone was Mr. David Drummond, a worthie man, and of 
good pairts ; he was firft minifter at Linlithgow, and laft at Moneydy ; 
he married Catharine Smyth, fifter to Patrick Smyth of Methwen, 
and had with her tuo fones, Mrs. David and John Drummonds, 
both hopeful youthes. Harrie Drummond, the youngeft, married 
Margaret Moncreef of Weftwood ; fhe bore to him Mr. John Drum- 
mond, minifter at Fowls, David, Harie, William, and Lodovick 
Drummonds, and tuo daughters ; Helen Drummond, married to Mr. 
John Blair, minifter at Kilfpindie ; and Catharine, married to Mr. 
Archibald Cameron, clerk to the Kirk-fefllons at Edenburgh. 

8. John Drummond of Culqualzie, eldeft fone and air to the laft 
John, married Barbara Blair, daughter to the laird of Tarfappie, and 
fifter to Sir William Blair of Kinfauns. He had with her three fones 
and three daughters : Iffobel, the firft married John Scot ; Elfpet, the 
fecond, married firft Mr. George Weems, minifter at Scoone ; the 
fecond time fhe was married to Mr. John Weems, minifter at Dum- 
barnie ; and the third time to Major James Stuart of Banchrie, and 
hes children to all the three hufbands. The three fones were John 
who fucceeded, William and Harie. 

9. John Drummond, now of Culqualzie, fon and air of the laft John, 
married Anna Grahame, daughter to David Grahame of Gorthie, and 
begot with her fones, John, David, Robert and James Drummonds. 


The Family of Pitzallonie, the Second Branch from the 

House of Concraig. 

1. Malcolm Drummond, the fecond fone of Maurice Drummond Drummonds, 

lairds of Pit- 

of Concraige, who was the fecond Stuart of Strathern of that name, zaiionie. 
got from his father in portion the lands of Fintolich, Lintibbers, and 
Dalwhyne. He was the fir laird of Pitzallonie, haveing purchafed 
that place from Sir John Bruce of Airth for 100 lib. Scots money of 
dines groats, and 40 pennie groats, delivered at the high altar of Stir- 
line, as the deed beares : whom he married I find not, bot he had tuo 
fones, Duncan Drummond, who fucceeded, and Andrew Drummond, 
who was a church man. 

2. Duncan Drummond, the fone of Malcolm, was the fecond laird 
of Pitzallonie. He married Agnes Riddoch, daughter to the laird of 
Cultabregan, and had with her a fone called Maurice Drummond. 

3. Maurice Drummond, the fone of Duncan, was the third. He 
married Janet Strageth, daughter to the laird of Strageth. She did 
bear to him three fones, John, who fucceeded, Andrew and Malcolm 
Drummonds. Andrew was a viccar I think of Strageth, Malcolm 
was heritor of Cardnies, and of him came James Drummond of Card- 
nies or Hehill, fometime fheriffe clerk of Perth, and others from him ; 
James' fone, was Harie, called gentle Harie for his good company. 
His fifter married Ingles of Byres, father to Alexander Ingles in 
Perth. This Maurice, I find, gives a feafine with his oun hands to 
Donald France of tuo tenements in Muthull, Feb. 4, 1496 ; to which 1496. 
William Drummond of Muthull is witnes, who it feems was a brother 

of John Lord Drummonds. Thomas Youngman, chapellan of Stre- 
fillan, grants this Maurice of Pitzallonie a charter to him, and Janet 


Strageth his fpoufe, of the halfe lands of Pittennendrie, dated at 
1512. Doun the 7th of May 1512. 

This Maurice Drummond of Pitzallonie, and a number more of his 
name, and theire dependers, were cited before a Juftice Court holden 
at Edenburgh, in prefence of the Juftice General, for deftroying and 
burning of above 20 perfones in Monyvard church ; hot by ane aftyfe 
were affoilzied, as appeares by ane abfolvitor to which the feal of 
King James the Fourth is appended. 

4. John Drummond, the fone of Maurice, was the next laird of 
Pitzallonie. He married Jannet Cheefholm, daughter to Thomas, 
the fone of Edmond Cheefholm, the firft laird of Cromlix, the father 
of Sir James Cheefholm and of William Cheefholm Bifhop of Dum- 
blane, begotten upon a daughter of James Drummond of Coldoch. 
Jannet Cheefholm did bear to John, three fones and three daughters : 
the firft daughter married to Barron Reid of Pitnacree in Athol ; the 
i'econd to Maine of Brimtimiln in the Barronie of Stobhal ; the third 
to one Hallyburton befyd Couper of Angus. The eldeft [fon], John, 
lucceeded to his father ; the fecond, James, dyed without children ; 
and the third, William Drummond, called black Willie, pofeft the 
lands of Fintelich. He was great grandfather to John Drummond 
of Fintelich, called John the Baylie of Muthill, who was ane officer 
of the Scots army in Ireland againft the rebells there, anno 1642, 
and was killed at a fort called Green Caftle. He had married 
Chriftian Kippon, and had with her tuo fones and tuo daughters : 
the fones, John, killed in the late Scots wars againft Oliver the Ufur- 
per ; and Thomas, married at Ochterarder to Elifabeth Grahame, 
daughter to Patrick Grahame, one of the family of Garvock, who hes 
a fone, David Drummond. The daughters of John, were Catharine 
and Anna Drummonds : the firft married James Drummond, a 
merchant in Perth ; and being a widdow married David Scot, 
Apothecarie in Edinburgh, to whom fhe hath a fone, Hugh, and 


tuo daughters, Anna and Magdalene ; the eldeft married to George 
Drummond, late town thefaurer of Edinburgh, and hes children. 
Anna Drummond, the youngeft daughter of John Drummond, 
married Archbald Oliphant, fone to Sir Laurence Olyphant of 

This John Drummond, the fourth laird of Pitzallonie, hes a re- 
miffion for an fling and being in company with Archbald Earle of 
Angus, when he carried the young King James the Fyfth, with his 
brother the Duke of Rofs, from Sterline, where for fecurity he was 
placed by the advice of John Duke of Albanie, his Tutor and 
Governour, and of the Three Eftates of Parliament. It is dated at 
Edinburgh the 16th of Apryle 1516, James Beton Archbifhop of 1516. 
Glaigow being then chancellor. 

5. John Drummond, fone to the laft John, fucceeded, and was fyfth 
laird of Pitzallonie. He married Elfpet Drummond, daughter to 
David Drummond of Culqualzie, begotten upon Margaret Ingles. 
John had with Elfpet three daughters, Margaret, Sybilla, and Elfpet 
Drummonds. Margaret was thryce married, firft to George Grahame 
of Callender, and had to him a daughter married to Andrew Baine of 
Findal; next to Mr. Mungo Drummond, brother to the laird of 
Boorland, Malcolm Drummond ; and laftly, to Mr. John David- 
fone, minifter at Muthill, to whom me had a daughter married to 
Grahame of Ochterarder. John Drummond of Pitzallonies 
fecond daughter, Sybilla, married John Cambel, brother to the laird 
of Lawers ; and the youngeft, Elfpet, married Mr. Alexander Gall, 
minifter of Gafk. 

John of Pitzallonie had alfo tuo fones, John who fucceeded, and 
Patrick who poffeft the lands of Dalwhynie. There is ane Instrument 
of feafine of the lands of Pittenendrie, holden of the chappellanrie of 
Strafillan, fituat under the Caftle of Down in Menteith, mentioning a 
precept of feafine granted to this John, and his fpoufe Elfpet Drum- 


mond, by his father John Drummond of Pitzallonie, for infefting 
1542. them therein, dated March the 6th 1542, John Bryfon notar. 

6. John Drummond of Pitzallonie fucceeded to his father John, 
and was the fexth laird. He married Elfpet Comrie, daughter to the 
laird of Comrie of that ilk, and had by her tuo fones James and 
Patrick Drummonds. There is a letter of Reverfion granted by 
James Drummond of Kirkhill to this John Drummond of Pitzallonie, 
and his fpoufe Elfpet Comrie, for payment of 400 money ftamped 
(pennies and placklees being excepted) for redeemeing ane annuellrent 
of 40 merks upon the lands of Pittennendrie and the miln of Pitzal- 
lonie, which he oblidges him and his forefaids to perform, lealy and 
truely by the faith and truth of their bodies, dated at Aughterardour 

1587. the 23d of December 1587. 

7. James Drummond, the fone of the laft John, was the feventh 
laird of Pitzallonie. He married Marjorie Grahame, daughter to the 
firft laird of Orchill, then called Sir Mungo Grahame of Raterns, fone 
to William Earle of Montrofe. They had tuo fones, John who fuc- 
ceeded, and David Drummond, and four daughters, Marjorie, Jean, 
Agnes and Iffobella Drummonds. The eldeft married Malcolm 
Drummond of Boorland, who was called litle Malcolm ; the fecond 
married John Bool in Cumra ; the third James M c Me(ker ; and 
youngeft to one Erflrine. 

8. John Drummond fucceeded to his father James Drummond of 
Pitzallonie. He married Jean Olyphant, lifter to Sir Laurence Oly- 
phant of Gafk : theire daughters were Lilias and Jean Drummonds ; 
the firft married to Mr. James Drummond of Kildees, the fecond mar- 
ried John Drummond of Dilpatrick. This John of Pitzallonie had 
alfo with Jean Olyphant four fones, John who fucceeded, James loft 

1658. at fea anno 1658, Mr. George, prefent minifter at St. Madoes ; he 
married Margaret Drummond, daughter to Mr. James Drummond of 
Deanfton, fometyme Minifter at Fowls : and the youngeft, William 


Drummond, who went to the Mexican Iflands. John Drummond of 
Pitzallonie was a captaine in Ireland again ft the Rebells, and was 
killed before the fort of Charlemont in the countrey of Armagh, and 
hurried in that Cathedral Church anno 1644. 1644. 

9. John Drummond, now of Pitzallonie, the fone of the laft John, 
is the ninth laird. He married firft Catharine Calwhoune, daughter 
to Sir John Caluhown of Lufs. They had tuo fones and tuo 
daughters, John, Laurence, Margaret and Beatrix. After Catharin 
Caluhouns death, he married to his fecond wife, Mrs. Jean Rollo, 
widdow and relict of Rollo, laird of Powes, and the daughter 

of Andrew, firft Lord Polio. 

[a blank in the manuscript, in which there is no mention made of the 
third branch from the house of concraig.] 

The Family or Balloch, the Fourth Branch from the House 

of Concraig. 

1. James Drummond, fecond fone to Malcolm Drummond of Drummonda 
Concraig, the fourth Stuart of Strathern, and the fecond brother of of Bal!och ' 
Maurice, laird of Concraig, the fyfth Stuart thereof, was firft de- 
figned burges of Aughterarder, and pofeft fome lands and crofts 
thereof called Quarrell holls, which ftill continows in the family of 
Balloch : it feems he got alfo from his father Malcolm a pairt of the 
lands of Concraige, which they alfo retaine to this day. His firft 



wife was a daughter of the laird of Aberdagies. She had to him 
one fone, Walter Drummond, who fucceeded. His fecond wife was 
the laird of Craigie Rofs daughter, with whom he had tuo fones, 
John Drummond, who was the firft of Milnab, and David Drum- 
mond, his brother, who was the fecond. 

2. Walter Drummond, the eldeft fone of James, was firft defigned 
Walter of Broich, and afterward of Balloch, whereof he got the firft 
few charter for fervice done to King James the Fourth, wherein the 
King calls him Armiger nofter. He married Rollo, daughter 
to the laird of Duncrub, and begot William Drummond, who 

3. William Drummond, the fone of Walter, was the third laird. 
He married Jean Cramond, daughter to the laird of Aldbar, and 
begot tuo fones, George who fucceeded, and Andrew Drummond, 
the author of the family of Broich, called firft Andrew of Strageth ; 
and four daughters, Gilles Lady Monzie, Jean Lady Coffans, 
Margaret goodwife of the Caftle of Aughterarder, and Dorothie 
married to John Drummond of Lennoch. 

4. George Drummond, the fone of William, was the fourth laird 
of Balloch. He married Margaret Drummond, daughter to Harie 
Drummond, firft laird of Riccarton, and had with her a fone, Harrie 
who fucceeded, and three daughters ; firft, Jean Lady Corrivachter, 
Agnes married to Mr. Maurice Drummond of Auchtermuthell, third, 
Lilias Drummond Lady Lochland. 

5. Harrie Drummond, the fone of George, was the fyfth laird of 
Balloch. He married Beatrix Grahame, daughter to the laird of 
Inchbrakie, and had with her a fone, George who fucceeded, and 
three daughters, to wit, Margaret Drummond, married to the laird of 
Strowan Murray, Agnes to John Fit of Glen Sheris, and Catharine 
to Robert Grahame of Cairney. 

6. George Drummond, the fone of Harrie, was the fexth laird of 


Balloch. He married Agnes Naper, fifter to Archibald Lord Naper 
and Marchiftoun. He begot fones, John who fucceeded, George 
who was cruelly fliot to death by order of the Comittie of Eftates 
who ruled Scotland in the time of our late civill warrs, Harrie now 
of Balloch, and Robert Drummonds ; and a daughter married to 
Grahame of Garvock. George Drummond of Balloch had alfo a 
fecond wife, Margaret Grahame, widdow of George Drummond of 
Blair, and fifter to David Graham, laird of Gorthie. She bore to 
him fones, David, Archbald and William Drummonds, and a 
daughter, Jean, married to William Stuart of Kinnard in Athol. 

7. John Drummond, the fone of George, was the feventh laird. 
He was efteemed a valiant Gentleman, and was a cheife officer 
under James Marques of Montrofe in his expeditions ; was killed at 
the feige of Dunkirk anno 165 , and left the inheritance to his 
brother, — 

8. Harrie Drummond, now of Balloch, of whom we entertaine fome 
hopes that he will not extinguifh the memorie of fo honeft and 
ancient a family. 

The Family of Broich. 

Andrew Drummond, fecond fone of William Drummond, third laird Drummonds 
of Balloch, was the firft of the houfe of Broich. He married ..... 

[a blank in the manuscript.] 


[The Family of Milnab.] 

Dmmmonds 1. John Drummond, fecond fone to James Drummond of Aughter- 
arder, the firft of the houfe of Balloeh, was fomething lyke Mafter 
of work or Artillerie to King James [the] Fourth ; and for his fervice 
done to that King and to his lone King James the Fyfth, he got a 
charter of the third pairt of the lands of Balnacreefe in Eaft Lothiane, 
near to Haddingtoune, and within the conftabularie thereof; and of 
the lands and miln of Milnab, with the lands of Galdermore in 
Strathern, wherein he is defigned Machinarum bellicarum Ejaculator 
1521. et Carpentarius noster, dated anno 1521. 

He wrought for King James the Fyfth the fine timber work in the 
Caftle of Stirline ; and fet the roofe upon the Caftle of Drummond 
anno 1493, for which he got a tack of fome lands within the barronie 
from John Lord Drummond. He married the laird of Logie BhTets 
daughter, and begat with her one only daughter. She was married to 
Sir Robert Logan of Reftalrig, who got with her in heritage John 
Dmmmonds pairt of Balnacreefe. He left his other lands to his 
brother David. 

2. David Drummond of Milnab fucceeded to his brother John. 
He married a daughter of the laird of Balcanquil of that ilk in Fyfe, 
and with her begat three fones ; William who fucceeded, James 
and Thomas Drummonds, and one daughter, Catharine, married to 
the barron of Fenduy in Athol. James, the fecond fone, married 
Maxton, daughter to the laird of Cultowhay, and by her had 
Mr. David Drummond fometyme minifter at Creefe, and Mr. Daniel 
his brother. Thomas, the youngeft, dyed abroad in the King of 
Denmarks fervice. David Drummond had been bred as a domeftick 


in John Lord Drummonds famine, and was too-named ' Davie the 
doctor.' He had the ill fortune to get a pairt of that potion which 
killed three of the Lord Drummonds daughters at a breakfaft, where- 
with albeit he hardly efcaped with his life : he was all his days infirm 
in his eyes. 

3. William Drummond of Milnab fucceeded to his father David. 
He married Jannet Stirline, daughter and airefs of the laird of Ballin- 
dooch, bot the laird of Keer kept the lands, and fatisfyed her with a 
foume of 500 merks, which was a portion confiderable at that time. 
William begot, with Jannet his fpoufe, tuo fones ; Patrick, who fuc- 
ceeded, and Andrew, who married Mr. John Malloch of Cairnies 
fifter ; with whom he had William, John, and Andrew Drummonds. 
William Drummond of Milnab gives feaune to Patrick Lord Drum- 
mond anno 1573. 1573. 

4. Patrick Drummond of Mylnab, the fone of William, married 
Elfpet Drummond, daughter to John Drummond of Culqualzie, 
the fone of David : he had three fones, James, who fucceeded, 
William, and John Drummonds. William dyed abroad ; John 
married Ben of Findalls daughter, who bore to him 
Mr. James Drummond, a minifter, Patrick and John, and a daugh- 
ter, Anna Drummond : John and his fone Patrick were both killed 

at the battle of Prefton in the year 1648. 1648. 

5. James Drummond of Milnab, the fone of Patrick, married 
Marrion Murray, the daughter of Antony Murray of Dollorie ; his 
children were Mr. David Drummond, who fucceeded, and was long 
minifter of Creefe ; William, George, and Robert Drummonds ; with 
three daughters, Iffobella, Jean, and Catharine Drummonds. William, 
the fecond, dyed in Pole ; George plyed the merchant trade very 
happily abroad and at home, was divers tunes Baylie of Edenburgh, 
and purchaffed the lands of Milnab from his nephew John. Robert 
Drummond, the youngeft fone, married Sybilla Murray, daughter to 


Murray of Lochland, and lies with her a fone, Mr. George Drum- 
mond, and a daughter, Jean. 

6. Mr. David Drummond of Milnab, the fone of James, married 
IfTobell Sibbald, daughter to David Sibbald, baylie of Perth. He 
begot with her John, who fucceeded, and Mr. David Drummond ; he 
purchaffed the lands of Callender, in the parroch of Creiffe. He 
went to Ireland, where he was a preacher at Clocher ; and dyed 
there, moft unfortunately, by a fudden fire. 

7. John Drummond of Milnab fucceeded to Mr. David his father. 
He married a daughter of Andrew Miln, provoft of Linlithgow, 
father of Alexander Miln, prefent provoft there. John had no 
children, he difponed the lands and miln of Milnab to his uncle 
George Drummond, bayllie of Edenburgh, and retained only the 
Barronie of Callendar. 

8. George Drummond, now of Milnab, fone to James, and uncle to 
the laft John of Milnab, married, firft, Elizabeth Hay, daughter to the 
laird of Moncktown, befyde Edenburgh, by whom he had feven fones, 
without intermiffion ; three whereof [are] alive, the firft John, the 
fecond George, the third Francis. George Drummond of Milnab 
married a fecond wife, Helen Gray, daughter to Sir William Gray of 
Pittendrume : her brother was Mafter of Gray. She had to him a 
fone, Archbald, and a daughter, Lillias Drummond, 



Concerning Sir John Drummond the Seventh Thane, or 
Senescal of Lennox and his Posteritie. 

7. Sir John Drummond was the feventh Thane or Senefcal of 1330. 
Lennox, and fone to Malcolme Beg Drummond ; he had to wife 
Marie Montefex, or, de Monte Fixo, vulgarly called Montfichet, (lie 
was the eldeft daughter of three, who were aires-portioners to Sir 
William Montefex. Upon her Sir John Drummond begat three 
fones, Malcolm, John, and William Drummonds, and four daughters ; 
the firft Annabella Drummond, who was Queen to King Robert the 
Third of that name ; the fecond was married to Archbald Cambell, 
whofe fone or grandchild was knight of Lochaw ; the third to 
Alexander M c Donald, Lord of the Ifles, and fone to Donald Lord of 
the Ifles, who fought the battle of Harelaw ; and the fourth to Sir 
Stuart, knight of Duallie, one of the natural fones of King 
Robert the Second, begotten upon his concubine Marrion Cardenie. 

Sir John Drummond haveing ftrong pretentions, in right of his 
mother Ada, to the Earledome of Lennox, for fhe was the only 
daughter of Maldwine, and only fitter of Malcolm the laft Earle, who 
dyed without ifhew, as hes been already declared ; and finding him- 
felfe diflapointed be Sir John Menteith, who had bewitched or be- 
fooled Earl Malcolm, his fone in law, to refigne the fee of that eftate 
(referving his own lyfrent) and the title freely to King Robert Bruce, 
with defigne to carry all for himfelfe as the pryce of Dumbartoun 
Cattle ; Sir John Drummond afhamed to be thus abufed, full of re- 
venge, had a long conceaved wrath and implacable hatred againft the 



Monteiths ; and albeit, the feeds of that inimitie fown upon this 
ground were permitted to grow without mifcheife in the tyme of 
King Robert Bruce's lyfe, yet they produced bitter fruits imedi- 
ately after his death. 

Bot the King, notwithftanding of the refignation, and the pro- 
m otter thereof, found it convenient to difpofe otherwayes of that 
Earldome then to Sir John Menteith (whom he was in other things 
kind enough to) both to fhun over great offence to the Drummonds, 
and alfo to gratifie a freind he more regairded ; fo he beftowed the 
fortune upon Robert Stuart of Tarboulton, the fecond fone of Walter 
Stuart lord of Dundonald, uncle both to Walter Stuart, who married 
Marjorie Bruce, the King's daughter, and to Earle Malcom himfelfe 
alfo ; with whofe pofteritie it continowed fucceflively untill our dayes. 
In the time of King David Bruce's minoritie, amongft other dif- 
cords frequent then in the nation, the Drummonds and Monteiths 
waxed fo furious againft each other, that wherever they did meet they 
parted not without blows. One cruel act amongft many of the Mon- 
teiths infolencies wes, that they found themfelves at a lofs be fevere 
encroachments they fuffered by one Bryce Drummond, who feems to 
sie Prynnes have been Sir John's cufine by his uncle Gilbert, whofe death out of 
King John, revenge they confpyred ; and for that effect hounded out of theire 
adherents fome flight men, fuch as Gillefpick and CrufTan M'Gilli- 
farricks, Donald M 'Gilbert, Duncan Neilfon, and others, who fur- 
pryfed Bryce, and bafely murdered him. Whereupon the Drum- 
monds, with affiftance of theire cufine Sir Walter Murray of Tyllibar- 
dine, perfued the Monteiths, and theire accomplices the Campbells and 
the Buchannans, whom one day they incountred on equal termes, and 
fought it obftinately on both fydes ; bot the Monteiths and their 
pairtie were worfted, and many of theire men killed, and particularly 
three principall perfones of theire name, Walter, Malcolm, and William 
Monteiths. This unlucky action was followed with daughters, 


robberies, and depredationes for the fpace of about 30 years ; untill 
at laft the Monteiths complained to King David, fone after he re- 
turned from his captivitie ; who, confidering the ground of the differ- 
ence fomewhat touched his father King Robert, was very defireous 
to have the matter compofed ; and therefore gave commiffion to Sir 
Robert Erflrine of Alloway, Sir Hugh Eglinton, General Jufticiars of 
Scotland, to whom he joyned Sir Patrick Grahame of Kincardine, to 
call the parties before them, examine the whole affaire, and if pofiible 
to fettle and agree them for the future. Both parties made appeare- 
ance, accompanied with theire freinds and kinimen. There came 
Robert Stuart, Earle of Strathern, the King's nephew, William Earle 
of Douglas, Thomas Steuart Earle of Angus, John Monteith Lord of 
Arran, &c. The~ meeting was held in the feilds upon the banks of 
the river Forth, over againft Sterline, upon Sunday the 17 of May 
1380, where a Submiffion was agreed to, and a Decreit thereupon 1360. 
pronounced, whereof one double was appointed to be given to each 
partie, ratified by the fealls and fubfcriptions of the other, and the 
nobles prefent ; containeing, that Sir John Drummond fhould for 
ever give over his right, clame, and pofeffion of the lands and barronie 
of Rofneff in the Lennox, with all its pertinents, in the hands of 
Alexander Monteith, guardian for the Minor the fone of umquhill 
Walter Monteith his ufe, as ane arTythment for the ilaughter of his 
Father and freinds committed by the Drummonds ; the Judges and 
the other nobles promifeing that the King mould make recompence 
to them ane other way. So the fentence was aggreed to by both 
parties and theire freinds, only Gillespick or Donald the cheefe of the 
Cambells, and his fone Coline, who was grandfather to the firft Earle 
of Argyle, refufed to fubmit to the Articles ; for remedie whereof 
both the Menteiths and Buchannans did firmly oblidge themfelves, 
that feing the Campbells would not confent to the termes of Agree- 
ment, that if the Campbells, or any of theire kindred mould refent or 


perfew the former quarrel, then, in that cafe, they mould joyne with 
the Drummonds to refift them as common enemies, otherwayes be 
lyable to reftore the lands given for the aflythment then agreed upon. 

Heire it appeares the Campbells were then enemies to the Drum- 
monds, hot fone after this time they were reconciled, for the fame 
Coline Campbell's fone, knight of Lochaw, married a daughter of Sir 
John Drummonds ; fo that, by this marriage, it feems, the Earles of 
Argyle may be defcended of the Drummonds, as the Drummonds 
by ane other of theire daughters afterwards are defcended of the 

The Drummonds authentick double of this tranfaction, and decreit 
fairly wrytten upon a large parchment, in ane ornat ftyle of Latin, 
ddd. after the form of ane Indenture, is intirely preferved. DDD. 

Thefe paffages fell happily out in a time when there was great 
jealoufies and heart-burnings betwixt King David and his nephew 
Robert, Earle of Strathern ; the King being ftill full of apprehenfions 
that both he and the Earle of March had purpofely deferted him on 
1348. that fatal battaile of Durham, anno 1348, where he was taken prifoner, 
and lay in Nottinghame Caftle the fpace of 12 yeares. At his return, 
he expreffed his refentment, by refolveing to provyde the crown, 
failzieing aires of his own body, to Alexander the Earle of Suther- 
land's fone, born of his uterin fifter, whofe mother was the Earle 
of Ulfter's daughter, and upon that confideration was inclinable to 
reconcile the differences betwixt his fubjects to unite them for ferving 
his ends ; nor was Earle Robert, his nephew, lefs watchfull to gaine 
freinds to ftrengthen himfelfe, being provyded by Taylie to fucceed 
to the crown by King Robert Bruce, in cafe his fone King David 
mould have no children of his own lawfully begotten. 

After the agreement of the Drummonds and Monteiths, King 
David wes very favourable to Sir John Drummond, as the Arbitra- 
tors had promifed. For, in divideing the eftate left be Sir William 


Montefix to his three daughters, who were the King's wards, he gave 
the largeft fhare, to wit, the barronies of Aughterarder, Cargill and 
Kincardine for his portion with the eldeft Marie, which lands remaines 
ftill with the family to this day. The other two filters became dif- 
contented with the King's divifion, and run into England to com- 
plaine ; for which they were both forfaulted, and theire inheritance 
difpofed upon be the King, to wit, Dornagilla Montefex her pairt, 
Pitfour and Drumgraine were given to Duncan Napier ; Pitcook in 
the fhyre of Perth, and halfe Kilmahew in Dumbartonfliire, to 
William Naper ; and the third filter Margaret's pairt to Hugh 
Danielftoune, whofe fucceffor was lord Lyle : the Coppies of King 
David's gifts, taken off the publick regifters, and dated at Dumbarton 
anno 1366, are at prefent in the Earle of Perth's cuftody. 1366. 

Now, upon the occafion of the blood that was fhed betwixt the 
Drummonds and the Menteiths, and the invitation Sir John Drum- 
mond had from the acceffion of lands fallen to him in Perthfhyre, by 
his lady Marie Montefix, he removed his feat, and qwytted the 
fhyre of Lennox and Dumbarton, with the Senefcalfhip thereof; 
unwilling to remaine any more near that Earldome to which he had 
fo juft right, bot was diflappointed thereof, and fetled his refidence at 
Stobhal, a pairt of the old inheritance of the family in Perthfhyre, 
next to the barronie of Cargill ; which gave occafion that the fuc- 
ceffion afterward were fometimes fiyled by Stobhall, bot moft pairt 
by Cargill, as is to be feen on the old charters of the houfe. Sir John 
Drummond dyed about the yeare 1373, when he and his prediceffors 1373. 
had for near 300 yeares lived in the fhyre of Dumbarton, and countie 
of Lennox, whereof they were alwayes heritable Thanes or Senef- 

We told you that Sir John Drummond had, by his lady Marie 
Montefix, three fones and four daughters ; the two eldeft fones were 
fucceffively heads of the Family, as will appeare by the following par- 


tition of William the youngeft ; and fomewhat of the pedegree of 
Sir John's lady and his daughter's mention flial be now made. 

The Family of Carnock. 

Drummonds 1. William Drummond, commonly called of Ermore, the youngeft 
fone of Sir John Drummond, married Elifabeth Airth, one of the 
daughters and coheireffes of Sir William Airth, laird of Airth, and 
Carnock, and Plaine : he got with her the lands of Carnock and 
Plaine, and by the death of her fifter, fucceeded to the barronie of 
Airth, which he excambed for Bannockburn. William begot with 
Elifabeth a lone, who fucceeded to him, called David Drummond. 

2. David Drummond of Carnock, the fone of William, wes the 
fecond laird of Carnock. He married Marrion Cuninghame, daughter 
to the laird of Wefter Polmaife, and begot with her Robert Drum- 
mond, who fucceeded. 

The charter granted to William, the father of David, by King 
Robert, runs in thir words, " Robertus Rex &c. dilecto nostra fratri 
Wilhelmo de Drummond, domino de Carnock," and lykwife the con- 
firmation granted by King James the firft to him, containes thefe 
words, " James, by the grace of God, &c. to our welbeloved uncle, 
William Drummond of Carnock." 

3. Robert Drummond, the fone of David, was third laird of Car- 
nock. He married Marrion Monteith, lifter to William Monteith of 
Weftcarfe, and begot with her only one fone, called Alexander 

4. Alexander Drummond, the fone of Robert, fucceeded. He 


married Marjorie Bruce, filler to Robert Bruce, laird of Auchinbowie, 
and with her he begot three fones ; Sir Robert, who fucceeded, 
Alexander, who was the firft laird of Midhoop : and Charles Drum- 
mond of Kingifeild. He had alfo tuo daughters. Margaret Drum- 
mond, the eldeft, firft married to the laird of Arncapel in Dumbarton- 
flryre, built that houfe ; and of her Sir Aula M c Aula of Arncapel, 
and the reft of that family are come. She married, to her fecond 
hulband, Balfoure, laird of M c Kareftowne, and built that 

houfe alfo ; Ihe bore to him Collonell Bartholomeus Balfoure, the 
father of Sir Philip Balfoure, both knowen for valiant men in the 
wars of the Netherlands. 

Alexander Drummond's youngeft daughter was lady Skemore and 
Frofk, mother to Sir Patrick and Sir David Abercrombies well 
known at the Court of England. This Alexander Drummond was 
ane intimate freind of that Archbald Earle Douglas, who married 
the relict Queen of King James the Fourth, and a fufferer with him in 
all his troubles. In the year 1527, he was banilhed with the Earle by 1527 
the parties of John duke of Albanie, the Governor, bot foon recalled 
by King James the Fyfth, and reftored to his libbertie and fortune. 
Buchan : lib. 14. " In comitijs aqua et igni interdictum fuit Comiti 
Angufiano, fratri et patruo, prasterea Alexandra Drummanio Car- 
nocenfi, eorum intimo amico." 

5. Sir Robert Drummond of Carnock, the fone of Alexander, was 
Matter and furveyor of all the King's works to King James. He 
married firft Margaret Kircaldy, fitter to that laird of Grange, who is 
famous in all our hiftories for keeping the Caftle of Edenburgh. 
Margaret had to Sir Robert only a daughter, Margaret Drummond, 
married to Erflrine of Cambulkenneth, and was mother to 

Annabella Erflrine, Lady Buchannan, and to Erfkine, Lady 

Tyllibodie. Sir Robert Drummond, married to his fecond wife, 
Marjorie Elphingfton, filter to Robert Lord Elphingftone, and neece 


to Alexander Lord Elphingftoune, flaine at Floodon with King 
James the Fourth. Marjories mother was the Lord Erfkines daugh- 
ter. She bore to Sir Robert tuo fones, Patrick Drummond who 
fucceeded, and Sir John Drummond, the firft laird of Hathornden ; 
and tuo daughters, Margaret, Lady Sheyffield, and Jean Drummond, 
lady Lea .... 

6. Patrick Drummond of Carnock, the fone of Sir Robert, married 
Margaret Scot, heretrix of Monzie. She had to him three fones and 
a daughter, who was Lady Kippenrofs ; Sir Alexander the eldeft 
lone, who fucceeded, Mr. James and Patrick Drummonds. Mr. 
James, the fecond, married and begot Mr. Patrick, Robin, 
and Jean Drummonds ; Mr. Patrick, a learned fcholar and religious 
gentleman, Robine his brother, a courtly youth, both dyed un- 
married ; Jean theire fitter married .... 

7. Sir Alexander Drummond of Carnock, the fone of Patrick, was 
the feventh laird of Carnock, he married Elifabeth Heburn, daughter 
to Sir Patrick Heburn of Wachton, knight, and had with her a fone, 
Sir John Drummond. 

8. Sir John Drummond of Carnock, the fone of Sir Alexander, 
married Rollo, eldeft daughter of Sir Andrew Rollo of 
Duncrub, afterwards created Lord Rollo. She bore to him a lone, 
John Drummond, a gentleman of the King's guard. This Sir John 
was the laft of that family ; for, in his time, the lands changed from 
the name of Drummond, himfelfe was flain in the laite civill warrs at 

1645. the batle of Alfoord, under the Marques of Montrofe, in the year 
1680. 1645 ; and his fone John dyed anno 1680. 


[The Family of Midhoop.] 

1. Alexander Drummond, the fourth laird of Carnock, his fecond Drummomis 
fone was Alexander, and the firft laird of Midhoop. He married 
Blanch Bruce, daughter to She did bear to him Sir 
Robert Drummond, who fucceeded ; Mr. John Drummond of Wood- 
cockdale, a gentleman of King James the Sexth his privie chamber ; 

Major William Drummond, killed at the feige of Groll in Holland ; 
and Sir Robert Drummond, the youngeft, who came alfo to be laird 
of Midhoop. 

2. Sir Alexander, the fone of Alexander, fucceeded to his father ; 
he was one of the Lords of the Colledge of Juftice, and therefore was 
ftyled Lord Midhop. He had no children bot Robert, who was flaine 
in Ireland, and the eftate went to his brother, Sir Robert Drummond 

the youngeft : He dyed anno 1619. 1619. 

3. Sir Robert Drummond, the youngeft fone of Alexander, firft 
laird of Midhope, and brother to Sir Alexander, was the laft laird 
thereof. He married Hamilton, filter to the laird of Binnin. 
She bore to him a fone, Alexander Drummond, who was a captaine 
in the late warrs, and unfortunately flain at the batle of Aldern, in 

the year 1645. Sir Robert Drummond had alfo with his wife tuo 1645. 
daughters, the firft Lady Kincavel, mother to the Bruces of that 
family, whereof Mr. Robert Bruce, minifter of Aberdowr, was the 
moft famed for his Angular piety and his tra veils to Paleftina ; the 
youngeft was Lady Kennet, mother to Mr. Alexander Hay, and the 
brothers of that family. 


The Family of Hathornden. 

Drummonds 1. Sir Robert Drummond, fifth laird of Carnock, had by his fecond 
den. wife Marjorie Elphingftoun, fifter to Robert Lord Elphingfton, a 

fone, Sir John Drummond, who wes the firft laird of Hathornden. 
He was gentleman ufher to King James the Sixth, and married 
Sufanna Fouler, fifter to Sir William Fouller, fecretary to Anna, 
Queen of Great Brittaine. She did bear to him one fone, Mr. 
William Drummond, who fucceeded ; and tuo daughters Anna and 
Rebecca Drummonds. Anna married Sir John Scot of Scotftarbet ; 
he was one of the Bang's Secret Councell, and Director of the 
Chancery, and a Lord of the Colledge of Juftice. She had to him a 
fone, Sir James Scot, who married Carnegie, fifter to the Earle of 

Northefk, who did bear to Sir James David Scot, now of Scoftarbet ; 
married to Greer, daughter to the laird of Lag, [who had one 

only daughter married to the Vifcount of Stormond.] Sir John 
Drummond's fecond daughter was Rebecca Drummond, married to 
William Douglas, laird of Bonjedward, and had to him .... 

2. Mr. William Drummond of Hathornden, the fone of Sir John, 
married Elifabeth Logan, daughter to the laird of Cotfeild, and 
grandchyld to Sir Robert Logan of Reftalrige. He begot with 
Elifabeth tuo fones, William, who fucceeded, and Robert Drum- 
mond ; and a daughter Eliza Drummond, married to Mr. Henrie 
Henderfone, a famous doctor of phyfick in our time ; by whom fhe 
had only a daughter, Elifabeth Henderfone, married to Sir John 
Clerk, laird of Pennicook ; her children are John, Henrie, Elifabeth, 
Marie and Barbara Clerks. Robert Drummond, the fecond fone of 
Mr. William of Hathornden, married Anna Maxwel, fifter to the 
Laird of Hills. 

Mr. William Drummond of Hathornden gave a noble prefent of 


books to the librarie of Edenburgh Colledge ; and dyed about the 
year 1649. He was a learned gentleman, famed for his wryttings 1649. 
both in profe and verfe ; his hiftorie of the Fyve King James, and a 
few of his poems, are only made publick ; many more of his elaborat 
peices are ftill lying in manufcripts. He was renowned amongft the 
Poets of his time, particularly by Michel Draytone, and the Author 
of the Vindication of Poefie, two famous Englifh poets. Arthurus 
Johnfton gives him this epigrame — 

Qusefivit Latio Buchananus carmine laudem, 

Et patrios dura refpuit aure modos. 
Cum poffet Latiis Buchananum vincere Mufis 

Drummundus, patrio maluit ore loqui. 
Major uter ? Primas huic defert Scotia, vates 

Vix inter Latios ille fecundus erit. 

3. William Drummond, now of Hathornden, the fone of Mr. 
William, is left the only perfon of a family to reprefent the ancient 
Houfe of Carnock. He married firft Sophia Achmutie, daughter to 
Sir John Achmutie, laird of Gosfoord, matter of the robes both to 
King James the Sixth and King Charles the Firft ; with Sophia 
Achmutie he had only a daughter, Sophia Drummond. The fecond 
time he married Barbara Scot, daughter to Sir William Scot of 
Clerkington, one of the Senators of the Colledge of Juftice ; he 
begot with Barbara tuo fones, William and Robert Drummonds, 
and five daughters, Barbara, Elifabeth, Anna, Margaret, and Marie 


Of Queen Annabella Drummond, the eldest daughter of Sir 
John Drummond, begotten upon his Lady Marie Monte- 

b U u ei T) Auna Haveing given ane accompt of the offpring of William Drummond 
mond. of Eremore, firft laird of Carnock, youngeft fone of Sir John, feventh 

thane of Lennox, knight of Stobfhal, and the feverall branches fprung 
from Sir John Drummond's daughters ; leaveing the accompt of the 
tuo eldeft fones, Malcolm and John, who fucceeded one another to 
be heads of the family to the next Partition. 

Queen Annabella wes the eldeft, of whom one obferves well, that 
fhe wes a lady born under a moft happie conjunction of ftarrs ; for 
Robert, the Third of that name, King of Scots, enamoured with the 
perfections of her vertues and Angular rare beautie, tooke her to wife 
when he was Earle of Carrick, Senefcal of Scotland, and apparent 
heir of the Crown. Upon this marriage a certaine Poet wryttes — 

Ecce autera quaerenda fuit, quae ventre beato, 
Ederet haeredem fceptri ; jam certa per omnes, 
Ut mos, Europae difcurrit cera potentes, 
Nuncia famofi vultus, tabulaeque loquaces 
Nativum exhibuere decus ; fed principis ardor, 
Non ultra Oceani fines, fua regna, vagatur. 
Digna Annabella thoris legitur regalibus una, 
Olim Fergufio magnos paritura nepotes. 

King Robert, and his Queen Annabella Drummond, were both 
1390. crowned at Scoone in one day, in the moneth of September 1390. 
She is reckned amongft the beft of our Queens; and her death, 
1401. about the year 1401, wes confidered as a common lofs to the Nation 


It hapned fo that Archbald Earle of Douglas, called Auftere, and 
Walter Trayle, Bifhop of St. Andrews, both dyed about the fame 
time with the Queen ; the removal of which three did prognofticat 
a fad revolution in the ftate ; and in that common calamitie, the 
queftion being moved, which of the three were moft ufeful to the 
kingdome ? it was refolved, That as the Douglas had mantained the 
glorie of the War, and Traile the authority, fplendor, and difciphne 
of the Church, fo had Queen Annabella the dignity and reputation 
of the Court, which was well underftood after her death by what 
followed. Solomon's commendation of a good wife, Proverbs xxi. 
might have been pertinentlie applyed to her, Many daughters have 
done vertuoufly, but thou excelleft them all. She did bear to King 
Robert tuo fones and tuo daughters ; the eldeft fone was David 
the Prince and Duke of Roth fay : He married Marie or Marjorie 
Douglas daughter to Archbald the Grim, third Earle of Douglas, 
four yeares before his cruel Uncle ftarved him in the Caftle of Fal- 
coland, about the twenty-third or twenty-fourth year of his age. 
He was the firft that ever was inftalled to be a Duke in this nation, 
for he was made Duke of Rothfay or Rofa, and with him Robert 
Earle of Fife and Monteith, his uncle, was made Duke of Albany in 
the year 1396. 1396. 

Queen Annabella's fecond fone was James, who fucceeded to be 
the firft King of Scots of that name. She had alfo to King Robert 
tuo daughters, Margaret and Marie Stuarts. Margaret was married 
to Archbald the fourth Earle of Douglas, Lord Bothwel, Galloway, 
and Annandale, the firft Duke of Turaine, the fone of Archbald the 
Grim. He was called Archbald Tynman, for the lofs of the batles 
of Hamildon in Northumberland, and Vernoil in France ; yet he 
gained great renown at the batle of Shreufberrie upon the Earle of 
Northumberlands fyde againft King Henry the Fourth of England. 
He begot with Margaret Stuart tuo fones Archbald and James 


Douglafies. Archbald was the fyfth Earle of Douglas, and the firft 
called Earle of Wigton, &c, for it was to him that Thomas Fleeming 
Earle of Wigton fold that Earledome. He married David Earle of 
Craufurd's daughter, who bore to him William Earle of Douglas. 
James the fecond fone of Archbald Tyneman was called Grofs James 
Earle of Abercorn, and fucceeded to the Earledome of Douglas, when 
his nephew Earle William, the fone of Archbald, was killed in the 
Caftle of Edinburgh ; and married the daughter of Henrie Sinclar 
Earle of Orknay, her name was Beatrix. 

Archbald Tyneman had alfo by Margaret Stuart tuo daughters ; 
Margaret Douglas married to William Sinclar Earle of Orknay, the 
fyfth in line from the Earle of St. Clarences' brother, the firft Sinclar 
that came to Scotland; and Elifabeth Douglas married to John 
Stuart Earle of Buchan, and Conftable of France, fone to Duke 
Robert the Governour, and killed with Archbald Tyneman at the 
1428 batle of Vernoil in France, anno 1423. 

Margaret Stuart, the eldeft daughter and wife to Archbald Tyne- 
man, lyes burried in the church of Lincluden with this infcription on 
her tomb : — 

Hie Jacet Margarita Scoti.e Regis Filia, Comitissa de Douglas, Vallis 
Annandle et Gallovidle Domina. 

King Robert's fecond daughter with Queen Annabella wes Marie 
Stuart ; lhe was firft married to Sir Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure, and 
did bear to him, John firft Lord Kennedy ; James Kennedy, Bifhop 
of Dunkeld, thereafter Bifhop of St. Andrews ; and Sir Alexander 
Keimedie, beheaded. 
1398. Marie Stuart was the fecond time married, about the year 1398, 
to George Douglas, fecond Earle of Angus of that name, fone to 
William firft Earle of Douglas, whom he begat upon Margaret 


Stuart, Comtess heretrix of Marr and Angus ; and had to him two 
fones William and George Douglaffes, hoth Earles of Angus after 
other. Marie Stuart was the third time married to Lord John 
Grahame of Dundaffmure, and did bear to him, Patrick Grahame, 
firft Archbifhop of St. Andrews, and James Grahame firft laird of 
Fintrie. It's faid, fhe was yet a fourth time married to the Laird of 
Ednim, and bore to him the firft Laird of Duntreath Edmonfton, and 
built that houfe. 

King James, the Firft of that name, the fone of King Robert the King James 

the First 

Third, begotten with Queen Annabella Drummond, married Jean 
Seymour, daughter to John Beaufort Earle of Somerfet, coufine to 
Henrie the Sexth King of England, and begot James the Second 
King of that name, and fex daughters. The eldeft, Margaret, married 
to Lues the Daulphine after King of France, called Lues the 
Eleventh, fone to Charles the Seventh of France ; the fecond, 
Elifabeth or Hellen, Dutchefs of Brittanie ; the third, Eleonora, 
married to Sigifmund Duke of Auftria ; the fourth, Marie firft Com- 
tefs of Camphyre, then married to James Douglas the firft Earle of 
Morton, created be King James the Second ; the fifth, Jean, firft Com- 
tefs of Angus then of Huntly ; the fixth, Annabella, dyed unmarried. 

King James the Second took to wife Marie of Edgmond, daughter King James 
to Arnold Duke of Gueldria, fifter daughter to Charles Audseum laft 
Duke of Burgundy. He begot King James the Third, Alexander, 
John, Marie or Margaret, and Cicile. 

Alexander was Duke of Albanie, and married, firft, the daughter 
of Earle of Orknay. With her he had a fone, Alexander 

alfo Duke of Albanie, who married Margaret Stuart the Lord 
Gordon's widow, whom King James the Fourth begot, under pro- 
mife of marriage, upon Margaret Drummond, daughter to John 
Lord Drummond ; Alexander begot with Margaret Stuart Lady 
Gordon a daughter, Margaret, married to David Lord Drummond. 


Alexander the King's fone Duke of Albanie, married to his fecond 
wife the Duke of Bulloign's daughter in France, and begot with her 
John alfo Duke of Albany, governour in the minoritie of King 
James the Fyft. 

John the King's youngeft fone was Earle of Mar, alledged to be 
1479. guiltie of defigning the King's death, was bled to death, 1479. 

Marie or Margaret the eldeft daughter was firft married to Thomas 
Boyd, Earle of Arran ; bot divorced from him and married to James 
Hamilton of Cadzow knight. They had James Earle of Arran, and 
Margaret or Marie Hamilton. James Earle of Arran married the lif- 
ter of Alexander Earle of Hume, and begat James Duke of Caftel- 
herauld, Regent of Scotland in the minoritie of James the Sixth. 
Margaret or Marie Hamilton, fifter to James Earle of Arran, married 
Mathew or John Stuart Earle of Lennox : this Mathew or John 
Earle of Lennox, had tuo daughters one married to the Earle of 
Athol, the other to the laird of Tullibardine, and tuo fones, Mathew 
Earle of Lennox, and John Duke of Aubignie. Mathew Earle of 
Lennox married Lady Margaret Douglas, begoten by Archbald 
Earle of Angus on King James the Fourth's widow : Mathew had 
with Lady Margaret, Henrie Lord Darnlie, who married Queen 
Marrie ; and Lord Charles his brother, father to the Lady Arabella 
Stuart, begotten upon Elifabeth Cavendifh, daughter to Sir William 
Cavendifli. Lady Arabella married to the Earle of Hartford, dyed 
childlefs, whereby the Earledome of Lennox fell in to the houfe 
of Aubignie. 

Cicil, the youngeft daughter of King James the Second, married 
William Lord Creichton the fone of Chancellor Creichton. William 
begot a daughter with her called Margaret Creichtone ; married to 
the Earle of Rothes, who had to him a fone the firft laird of Fin- 
dreffie ; bot the Earle found a way to divorce Margaret Creichton 
and difherit her fone. 


King James the Third of that name, married Margaret daughter to King James 
Chriftianus the Firft, fyrnamed Dives, King of Denmark ; and begot 
with her King James the Fourth, Alexander Archbifhop of St. 
Andrews, and John Earle of Marr. 

King James the Fourth married Margaret Teudors, daughter of King James 
Henrie the Seventh King of England and Elifabeth daughter to 
Edward the Fourth. She did bear to him King James the Fyfth. 

King James the Fyfth married firft Magdalen of Vallois, daughter King James 
to Francis the Firft, King of France. After her death he married 
Marie of Lorraine, fifter to Francis, and daughter to Rene or Claud, 
Dukes of Guife, widdow of the Duke of Longueville. Marrie of 
Lorraine did bear to the King only one daughter, Marie Queen of 
Scots, mother to King James the Sixth. 

Marie Stuart Queen of Scots, the only chyld of King James the Queen Marie. 
Fyfth, married to her firft hufband Francis, the Second of that name, 
King of France : He lived not long. Then flie married Henrie 
Stuart, Duke of Albanie and Lord Darnlie, eldeft fone to Mathew 
Steuart, Earle of Lennox, begotten upon Margaret Douglas, the 
daughter of Archbald Earle of Angus, and Margaret Teudors, the 
widdow Queen of King James the Fourth ; fo that Queen Marie and 
her Hufband were coufines, and both great grandchildren to King 
Henrie the Seventh of England. Queen Marie had only a fone to 
her hufband Henrie, King James the Sext. 

King James the Sext married Anna, daughter of Frederick the King James 
Second, King of Denmark, whofe mother was Sophia Ulricus, Duke 
of Meckelburgh's daughter. Queen Anna's children to King James 
were Henrie the Prince of Wales, who dyed about the age of 18 ; 
Charles the Firft, King of Great Brittaine ; and one daughter, the 
Lady Elifabeth, who married Fredericus, the Fifth of that name, 
Prince Elector Palatine of the Ryhne, after unfortunat King of 
Bohemia. Elifabeth Queen of Bohemia did bear to Frederick many 



fones and daughters : the fones were Charles Lodovick Henrie, who 
fucceeded to be Prince Elector Palatine, Prince Philip, Prince 
Rupert, Prince Maurice and Prince Edward; the daughters, Princefs 
Elifabeth ane Abbefs in Germanie, Princefs Loues ane Abbefs in 
France, Princefs Sophia, married to Erneft Auguftus Duke of Brunf- 
wick Lunneburgh and Bifhop of Ofnabrugge, who hes many children. 

The Princes Philip, Rupert, and Maurice all dyed without fuc- 
ceffion. Prince Edward married the Duke of Niverfe' daughter, had 
by her only daughters ; one married to the Duke dAnguien, aire to 
the Prince of Conde", ane other married to John Frederick Duke of 
Brunfwick Lunneburgh and Hannover ; bothe thefe daughters have 

Charles Lodovick Henrie, Prince Elector Palatine, married a 
daughter of the Landgrave of Heffe, and begot a fone, Charles, now 
Prince Elector Palatine ; married to the King of Denmark's daugh- 
ter ; and a daughter married to the Duke of Orleans, brother to Louis 
the Fourteenth, King of France, who was formerly married to Prin- 
cefs Henrietta, youngeft daughter to King Charles the Firft of Great 
Brittaine, and who did bear to him two daughters, the eldeft now 
Queen of Spaine, and the fecond a young lady called Madamoifele de 
King Charles King Charles the Firft married Marie of Burbon, daughter to King 

the First. & > & to 

Henrie the Fourth of France ; fhe had to him King Charles the 
Second, James Duke of York, Henrie Duke of Glocefter, Marie 
Princefs of Orange, the Princefs Elifabeth who dyed young, and the 
Princefs Henrietta. James Duke of York married firft Lady Anna 
Hyde, daughter to Edward Earle of Clarendon, Lord High Chan- 
cellor of England, by whom he had only tuo daughters, the lady 
Marie, now Princefs of Orange, and the Lady Anna. He married 
the fecond time to Marie d'Eftee daughter to the Duke of Modena, 
who hes born to him only the Lady Iflbbella, dead. Henrie Duke 


of Glocefter dyed unmarried. Marie, Princefs to William Prince of 
Orange, had to him a lone, William now Prince of Orange, married 
to the Lady Marie daughter to his Royal Highnes James Duke of 
York. Princefs Henrietta had two daughters to the Duke of Orleans, 
the eldeft prefent Queen of Spaine, the other Madamoifelle de Vallois. 

Charles the Second, King of Great Brittaine, married Catharine, King Charles 

- . the Second. 

daughter to King of Portugal. 

All thefe and many more are lineallie come of that renowned 
Queen Annabella Drummond, of whofe lifters are alfo defcended 
very confiderable perfons ; as of the fecond, who married the laird 
of Lochaw, the family of Argyle ; of the third, the race of the 
M°Donalds of the ancient houfe of the Lords of the Ifles ; and of the 
fourth, many knights and gentlemen of the name of Stuart, who 
pofefied old eftates in the Stormonth, come from the houfe of Duallie 
and Arntullie ; the firft whereof was a natural fone to King Robert 
the Second, whofe care to provyde for his natural fones may appear 
by the Charter following, which was granted about eight yeares 
before his death, anno 1382. 1382. 

" John, eldeft fone to the moft illuftrious King of Scotland, Earle of 
Carrict and Stuart of Scotland, Robert Earle of Fyfe and Menteith, 
Alexander Lord Badenoch, fones alfo to the forenamed King, Greet- 
ing : forfuameikle as oure lord and progenitor, King of Scotland 
forefaid, hes given feverall lands, to wit, the lands of Rait, Kinfawns, 
Kinclevin, Clackmannan, Lounnan and Forteviot, and 10 lib. land 
within the fheriffdome of Aberdeen, to his natural fones begotten on 
Marrion Cardeny, under certaine conditions and forms, as is con- 
tained in his Charter made to his faid fones more fullie beares : — " Be 
it known to all that we have faithfullie promifed by the tenor of thir 
prefent letters, that as we may, and ought in juftice, we fhall main- 
taine and defend them, that they nor none of them Ihal fuftaine any 
injurie in the pofleffion of the faids lands, or violence wherethrough 


they may be hindered to freely ufe and enjoy the famen notwithftand- 
ing of any eftate we may poffibly come to, in witnefs whereof we 
have appended our feals to thir prefents to remaine with them for 
their fecuritye. Given at Edinburgh, the 21 of June, 1382. Ita est 
per me dominum Adam Turbull Cappellanum et notarium publicum." 
There is a burial place, amongft the undefaced monuments within 
the wall of the church of Dunkeld, where it's written : " This is a 
place ordered for the burrieing of the Stuarts of Arntullie, defcended 
lineallie from King Robert, the firft of the Stuarts." 

The Extraction of Lady Marie Montefex, the Wife of Sir 
John Dkummond and Mother to Queen Annabella. 

Lady Marie Sir Harie Montefix, originallie of a French family according to the 
Roll of Batle Abbay, whofe predeceffor came into England with the 
Conquerour, and became Lord of Stanfted in the countie of Effex, of 
which generation fpeaking, Cambden calles them summce nobilitatw 
vivos. This Sir Henrie accompanyed King William returning from 
his captivitie, when he had been prifoner with King Henrie the 
1179 Second of England, about the year 1179. In recompence of his 
kindnes the King beftowed upon him feverall barronies in the fhyres 
of Perth and Dumbarton, which his pofteritie pofeffed for many 
years ; untill at laft thefe lands became the portions of Sir William 
Montefixes daughters, the eldeft whereof, Mary, wes this fpoufe to 
Sir John Drummond, as is mentioned already. 


Sir Richard Montefix was fone to Sir Harie ; I find him a witnes 
in a charter granted be King William, to his brother David of the 
Earledome of Lennox, about the year 1186. 1186. 

Sir William Montefix was fone to this Sir Richard ; and I find him 
a witnes in a charter granted be King Alexander the Second, to the 
convent of Inchaffray of the teynds of the King's revenue of the lands 
of Auchterarder, and he is there written Willielmus de Montfichet. 
This charter is dated at Clunie the 13th of Auguft and eleventh year 
of the King's reigne, which falls to be the year of God 1227. 1227. 

Sir William Montefex was fone to the lad Sir William, and father 
to Sir William, whofe daughter was this Lady Marie Montefix. 
King Robert Bruce grants a charter to this laft Sir William of the 
lands of Aughterarder, paying to the King the foume pertaineing to 
the fervice of halfe a knight, and referving the liberties of the brugh 
and burgeffes as they had them in the time of King Alexander the 
Third ; the date of this charter is in the year 1328. 1328. 

The Mufchets in Monteith doe alleadge theire name to be cor- 
rupted from Montefichet to Mufchet, as if one of their prediceffors 
had married one of the three daughters of Sir William Montefix ; 
bot the true original of the name of the Mufchetts, which came hither 
from England, thus, Robert Earle of Strathern, fone of Earle Gilbert, 
married a daughter of Sir Robert Mufchamp, barron Willover in the 
countie of Northumberland, and a cufine of his called Mufchapp 
married ane heretrix in Menteith, of whom are the Mufchetts, fo 
called for Mufchamps, or de Mufco campo. And Cambden, in his 
herauldrie, makes it clear by the difference of the tuo coat armors ; 
for the Montfichets, fayes he, beares Gules, three cheverons, Or, and 
the Mufchamps, Azure, three butterflyes, Argent ; which flyes are 
the Mufchets' arms to this day, and very propper to the name accord- 
ing to its derivation. 


Concerning Malcolm Drummond and John his Brother, the 
Eighth and Ninth cheefe Heads of the Family, Sones of 
Sir John Drummond, begotten on the Lady Marie Montefix. 


Malcolm Earie Malcolm Drummond, the eldeft fone of Sir John Drummond, be- 

of Marr, the 

Eighth cheef gotten upon the Lady Marie Montefix, the Eighth cheefe head of 
monds. the family : He married Lady Iflbbella Douglas, heritable Comtefs of 

Marr and Garrioch, and by her right was heritable Earle of Marr all 
the dayes of his lyfetime. William the firft Earle of Douglas was the 
father of this Lady Iflbbella ; for he married Margaret Mar, daugh- 
ter to Donald or Duncan Earle of Mar, who through defect of males 
became heretrix of that earledome : on her he begot the Lady 
Iflbbella Douglas. 

Duncan or Donald Earle of Marr was governour of Scotland be- 
north Forth in the abfence of King David Bruce, and killed in his 
tent at the unhappie furpryze of his army befyde Dupline by Edward 
Balliol. He left bot one fone Thomas and one daughter Margaret 
Mar. Thomas his fone, Earle of Mar, married Margaret Stuart, 
heretrix of Angus, bot dyed without ifhew ; fo theire was none re- 
maining of Earle Duncan's race fave this Margaret Mar, only fifter 
of Thomas, who married William Earle of Douglas, and was mother 
to the Lady Iflbbella, who was alfo heretrix thereof. 

Malcolm Drummond Earle of Mar dyed without children, left his 
lady a widdow, and his own propper inheritance to his brother Sir 
John Drummond. 


The Lady Iflbbella, after the death of her hufband Earle Malcolm, 
married Alexander Stuart, the fone of Alexander Earle of Buchan, 
the youngeft brother of King Robert the Third, whereby he became 
next Earle of Marr. 

William Earle of Douglas, after the death of his Lady Margaret 
Mar, married Lady Stuart, Comtefs-Dowager of Mar and heretrix 
of Angus, widdow of Thomas laft Earle of Mar, in the year 1381 : he 1381 
begot with her George Douglas, fecond Earle of Angus of that name. 
She was the daughter of Thomas Stuart, the laft Earle of Angus of 
the Stuarts, lineallie come of John Stuart, great Stuart of Scotland, 
killed at the batle of Falkirk in the year 1299. Of George Douglas 
Earle of Angus, the fone of William Earle of Douglas, we have 
made mention that he married Marie Stuart, the daughter of King 
Robert the Third, begotten upon Queen Annabella Drummond. 

I understand, there was a charter granted be Robert Stuart Earle 
of Strathern, who was afterwards King Robert the Second, and con- 
firmed by King David Bruce to Malcolm Drummond Earle of Mar, of 
divers lands within the Earledome of Strathern, to wit, Tullicravan, 
Drum of Concraig, &c. ; which lands are ftill pofeft be the Earle of 
Perth to this day. Ane other charter there is paft by King David 
Bruce in favors of this fame Malcolm Earle of Mar, conftituteing him 
Heritable Corroner of the fhyre of Perth, which was compted a very 
honourable office in thofe dayes. I find John, fifth Lord Glames, got 
the office of Corronrie of the fhyres of Forfar and Kincardine — Lyke 
to that office of Corronerfhip of the countie of Strathern, belongeing 
to the knights of Concraig, who were alfo Stuarts or Senefcalls thereof, 
both which offices are long agoe antiquated and become obfolete. 


This Malcolm Earle of Mar, as he was a man noble and generous, 
allyed with the cheife nobles of the nation, in great efteem with the 
Kings David Bruce, Robert the Second and Third, fo was he no lefs 
honoured for his valor and gallantrie. He accompanyed his brother- 
in-law, that valiant warriour James the fecond Earle of Douglas, fone 
to William the firft Earle thereof, at the famous and bloody batle of 
Otterburn in the year 1388, where his courage eminently appeared ; 
for he was one of them who tooke prifoner Sir Randolphe or Sir 
Ralph Percie, the brother of Henrie Percie, called Hotfpurs, Earle of 
Northumberland ; for which fervicef he got a gift of pennon of 40 
lib. Sterline yearly, payable during his life, out of the cuftomes of 
Invernefs, from King Robert the Third, in the firft year of his reigne 
1393 : the tenor whereof begins, "Robert, by the grace of God, King 
of Scots, to our welbeloved brother Malcolm Drummond Earle of 
Mar, &c." It feems Mr. George Buchannan and others of our 
wrytters have been ignorant of this in the relations of the particulars 
of that battle. 

Of Sir John Drummond, the Ninth Cheefe of the name, 
Brother to Malcolm Drummond Earle of Mar. 

sir John Sir John Drummond, brother to Malcolm Drummond Earle of 

the Ninth ' Mar, fucceeded to be the Ninth cheife head of the family. He is fome- 
the family, times ftyled Sir John of Stobhal, as his father was, after he diferted 

f There is a Charter in the Chartulary of Aberdeen, wherein King Robert Third, 
anno 1394, gives him seven hundred merks out of Strathbogy for the same cause. — 
Vide Annot. on Friebairn's Buchannan, fol. 434. 


the Lennox, bot more frequently Sir John Drummond of Cargill, as 
wes alfo his fone and grandchild. There is one authentick inftrument 
of feafine carries it thus : — " In the year of Chrift 1407, Sir John 
Drummond Lord of Cargill gave feafine with his own hands of the 
lands of Ochtertyre, within the barronie of Kincardine and ftiyre of 
Perth (which lands belonged to my Lord Henrie Sinclar Earle of 
Orknay) to a potent man Sir John Forrefter Lord of Corftorphin, 
and Margaret his fpoufe, &c." 

I find Sir John Drummond got from the King a particular gift of 
the Ballyrie of the Abthanie of Dull, which feems to have been with 
the confent of his Coufine the Laird of Concraig, who was Stuart of 
Strathern. This office of Baylerie hes been a dignitie of great honour, 
and wanted not its profit : whoever enjoyes the benefit, the right and 
title contained in the gift belongeth as juftly and heritablie to the 
Earles of Perth as any thing elfe they injoy. 

Sir John married Elifabeth Sinclar, daughter to Henrie Lord Sin- 
clar, Earle of Orknay, Barron of Roflin, Pentland, &c. He got with 
his lady from the Earle the lands of Murthlach, in the fhyre of Bamfe, 
by the refignation of his father-in-law, and confirmed by a charter 
granted be Robert the Third King of Scotland, in thir tearmes : " To 
our welbeloved brother Sir John Drummond of Stobhal, and Elifabeth 
Sinclar, daughter to the Earle of Orknay, his fpoufe." It wes from 
this Earle Henrie and his daughter that a forefi, ever fince, and now 
pofeft by the familie, had the name of Glenorknay, which lyes not 
above five milles from the caftle of Drummond. 

Henrie Sinclar, Earle of Orknay, was the third Earle of that name, 
and the next perfon in a lineal defcent from William Sinclar, the 
Earle of St. Clarence's fecond fone, who was the firft of that name 
that came from France to this nation. Henrie maried Egidia or 
Giles Douglas, daughter to William Lord of Niddefdaile, called the 
black Douglas, a gallant perfon, and highly commended by all our 



wrytters : this William Lord of Niddefdaile married the fair Egidia 
Stuart, the wonder for beautie of her time, daughter to King Robert 
the Second and Elifabet Muire. Hector Boethius wrytts that Charles 
the Sixth of France, heareing the fame of her beautie, fent a painter 
to Scotland privately, who haveing drawn her picture exactly to the 
lyfe, prefented it to the King, who was fo enamoured therewith, that 
incontinent he difpatched ambaffadors to defire her in marriage, bot 
they came too late. 

William Lord of Niddifdale begot with her only this daughter 
Egidia Douglas, who married Henrie Earle of Orknay, and did bear 
to him a fone William, who ucceeded, and a daughter Elifabeth Sin- 
clar, married to this Sir John Drummond ; fo that King Robert the 
Third was brother-in-law to Sir John, and great uncle to his lady. 
Henrie Earle of Orknay 's father was William, and his mother Floren- 
tina, daughter to the King of Denmark. Amongft other lofty titles 
given to Henrie, he is called Knight of the Garter and Prince of 
Orknay, as appeares by a wreat extant of the defcent of the Sinclars. 
Henries fone, William Sinclar Earle of Orknay, married Elifabeth 
Douglas, daughter to Archbald fourth Earle of Douglas, begotten 
upon Margaret Stuart, daughter to King Robert the Third and Queen 
Annabella Drummond. Earle William Sinclar was Chancellour of 
1453. Scotland to King James the Second, anno 1453 ; from whom he got 
the earledome of Caitlmes in compenfation of his claim to the lordfhip 
of Niddifdale, offices, and penfions, contracted by King Robert the 
Second to William the Black Douglas Lord of Niddifdale, with his 
daughter the fair Egidia. 

By this deduction it appeares, that as Sir John Drummond was 
brother-in-law to Earle William himfelfe, fo was he great uncle to 
his lady Elifabeth Douglas, who was grandchild to King Robert the 
Second and his Queen Annabella. 

I had given me, from a very worthie friend S. J. C, the double of 


a Difclamation given by Sir John Drummond and his lady Elifabeth 
Sinclar, wreatten in very good Latine, wherein they both oblidge 
themfelves to a noble and potent Lord Henrie Earle of Orknay, 
Lord Roflin, &c, theire father, that they nor theire aires fhall never 
claime any intereft or right of propertie to any lands or pofeflions be- 
longing to the faid Earle or his aires, lying within the kingdome of 
Norroway, fo long as he or any air-male of his fhall be on lyfe to 
inherit the fame ; bot if it happen (which God forbid) the faid Earle 
to die without any air-male to fucceed to him, that then it fhall be 
lauful for them to claime liich a portion of the forefaids lands as is 
knowen by the Norvegian laws to appertaine to a fifter of the family. 
Sealled at Rofline the 13th of May 1396. By this it feems that 1396. 
Earle Henrie lies pofeft lands in Norroway by right of his mother 
Florentina, the King of Norroways daughter, and that the law of that 
kingdome allowes inheritances to be divyded amongft the children 
upon the fathers death, unlefs it be otherwayes provyded by a deed, 
which may feclude the granters. 

I find ane inftrument taken by Sir John Drummond in the year 
1410, in prefence 6f Robert Duke of Albanie, fitting in councell with 1410. 
Walter Earle of Atholl, Archbald Earle of Douglas, George Earle of 
March, Alexander Earle of Mar, Patrick Earle of Strathern, William 
Lord Grahame, and John Senefcall of Innermay, concerning his lands 
of Ledcreiffe, Arguthie, and Smithifton, in the barronie of 

Sir John Drummond begot upon Elifabeth Sinclar a daughter, 
called after the mother Elifabeth Drummond, and divers fones. The 
eldeft was Walter, who fucceeded ; Robert was fecond ; and the 
youngeft John, afterwards called John Efcortio : If there were any 
other, we find nothing but only theire names, and therefore paffes by 
them. Elifabeth Drummond was married to Thomas Kinnaird, the 
fone of Allan Kinnaird of that ilk, who was laird of . I have 

feen the difcharge of her portion, wherein Thomas Kinnaird is witnes, 


and his fathers feal appended in wax, quarterly quartered ; the 1st a 
faltier betwixt four crefcents, the 2d three mullets or ftarrs, the 3d as 
the firft, and the 4th as the 2d. They got the ftarrs in theire coat 
Lines. qviartered with theire awn armes by a marriage with the Murrays. 

Robert Drummond, the fecond fone of Sir John Drummond, went 
out of the countrey, and became a notable fea captaine, and in the 
time of the war did great prejudice to the Englifh fhips : he was well 
knowen abroad in France, Flanders, Holland, &c. by the name of 
Robin of Bartane, in the place of Robin of Brittaine : by this trade he 
became rich, returned home, was made Controller to King James the 
Firft, and married the heretrix of Barnbougal, called Moubray, and fo 
betooke himfelfe to the name and armes of the Moubrayes. Of him 
all that were of that family are defcended ; bot of late it's extinct. 

Concerning John Escortio Drummond and his progenie in the 

Island of Madera. 

Drummonds John Drummond, the youngeft fone of Sir John Drummond, 1419, 

of Madera. J ° 

travelled abroad, and was for a long time thereafter judged to have 
been dead; becaufe his friends never heard of him untill it was 
accidentally, in the year 1519, that one Thomas Drummond, a cadet 
of the family, going on a fea voyage to the fouthward, was put in 
upon the Ifle of Madera, where he encountred with many fyne gentle- 
men of his own name ; bot efpeciallie converfed with one call Mannuel 
Alphonfo Ferreira Drummond and his brothers, who related to him 
the whole ftorie of the lyfe of this John Drummond their prediceffor, 
how he fetled himfelfe in that ifland, and paft under the name of John 
Efcortio untill the time of his death, and then difcovered himfelfe, his 


nation, and kindred. After long conference, they ingadged Thomas 
Drummond to bring them from Scotland a perfect accompt of their 
pedegree, with the armes belongeing to the houfe they were come of ; 
which Thomas performed accordingly, carrieing letters from them for 
that effect to David Lord Drummond, the cheefe of the family, then 
a yowng man, who, with the afiftance of his cufins Archbald Earle 
of Angus, George Earle of Huntly, and others his neareft relations, 
addrefled himfelfe to the Councell of Scotland, and haveing inftructed 
by many faire evidences the original extraction of the name in general, 
and the particular defcent of this John Efcortio, he obtained a large 
and noble Atteftation upon the whole matter ; wherewith the forefaid 
Thomas Drummond returned to his Cufins at Madera, as hes been 
already mentioned in the Preface to this Collection. He had alfo 
letters with him from David Lord Drummond to Manuel Alphonfo 
Feriera Drummond, and his brothers, a coppie whereof, for further 
illuftration of the point, as it is preferved amongft the Earle of 
Perth's wreats, I judged proper to infert in this place. 

David Lord Drummond's letter to his Cusines Manuel 
Alphonso Feriera Drummond, and his bretheren in the 
Island of Madera. 

"Dear and welbeloved Cufines, I have receaved, and underftood 
much to my comfort, and with a very good will, your letter from the 
He Madera, of the 2d of July, in the year of our Redemption 1519, 1519. 
brought to Scotland by Thomas Drummond, our kinfman ; and 
according to youre plenarie and full information, I find that a certaine 
gentleman, John Drummond, about 100 years agoe, departed from 
Scotland, and fetled himfelfe in the He of Madera, where his gene- 
ration happily increaffed to the number of 200 men, women, and 


children, and grand-children, defcended of him ; and that the faid 
John Drammond, youre prediceffor, concealed to his latter time from 
them of the Ifland, and thofe he converfed with, his name, blood, and 
generation, whereby the original of his extraction, and what belonged 
to his posterity therein, remained till then covered ; fave that about 
his end, he difclofed to his ghoftly father in confeffion, and others 
called for witneffes, that he, accommodating himfelfe to the Portugal 
tongue, went by the name of John Efcortio, whereas his own proper 
name was John Drummond. 

" For giveing you a full and fufficient certaintie of the nativitie and 
extraction of youre progenitor and his forbeers, you fliall receave the 
following relation. A noble Lord, John Drummond of Stobhal, our 
great-grandfather's great-grandfather, was brother to the illuftrious 
Lady Annabella Drummond, Queen of Scotland, from whom lineallie 
are defcended Five moft excellent kings of Scotland, whereof the Fifth 
at this time moft glorioufly reigneth. This John was alfo brother to 
Malcolm, Earle of Mar, who dyed without children ; and to whom John 
his brother fucceeded, who married Elifabeth, daughter to the right 
noble My Lord Henrie Sinclar, Earle of Orkney, by whom he had 
diverfe children ; the firft Walter Drummond, lord of Stobhal, our 
great-grandfather's grandfather, and the youngeft John youre anceftor; 
who, being a gallant and heigh fpirited gentleman, according to the 
true information of the ancienteft of our trybe, about 100 yeares agoe, 
went to France to feek honor and reputation ; of whom we never heard 
any tydings before youre letter, the contents whereof we have with 
the oldeft men of our kindred, particularly examined, and after much 
fearch, it's found that he only about that tyme, and of that name, went 
from Scotland ; fo that we are affuredly perfuaded, and, with the reft 
of our freinds, affirm, that the forefaid John Efcortio, youre grandfather's 
grandfather was fone to the faid John Drummond, lord of Stobhall, 
and brother to Walter Drummond, and that he defcended from our 


ancient Hovife and predeceflbrs ; as lykewife have done the cheafe 
dukes, earles, and barrons of this Kingdome, and even the Royall race 
of our Kings alfo. 

" Furthermore, to the end, that the maine ground and foundatione 
of our gentilitie in the kingdom of Scotland, may more cleerely be 
known unto youre Worthines, underftand that near 500 yeares agoe, 
a King of England, righteous aire to the crown, albeit he never injoyed 
it, called Edward the Outlaw, fone to Edmond Ironfyde, being an 
exile in Hungarie, married Agatha, fifter to Queen Sophia, wife to 
Solomon king of Hungarie, and daughter to the Emperour Henrie 
the fecond, and begot a fone, Edgare Atheling, and tuo daughters, 
Margaret and Chriftian. Edward the Outlaw came from Hungarie 
with his children to England, where he dyed ; his fone Edgar Atheling 
and his filters flying from William Duke of Normandie, then conquer- 
our of England, back to Hungarie for fafety for fear of danger, becaufe 
of theire title to the crown, tooke the fea under the conduct of ane 
Hungarian gentleman, their Cufine and Councellor, bot by the vio- 
lence of a ftorme, were driven upon the Scotifh fhore, and landed at 
a place, called to this day, Queen Margaret or St. Margaret's Hoop. 

" Malcolm Keandmore, then King of Scots, haveing his court near 
the place, went himfelfe, as fome fay, or, as others, fent ane honourable 
meflage to invite them to his court, where they were royally enter- 
tained, and the King being taken with the beautie and deportment 
of Edgar's fifter Margaret, married her for his Queen, to the great 
contentment of all his fubjects. 

" And to the end the root and original of our Pofteritie and kindred 
through lapfe of time fliould not decay, the forefaid King and Queen 
gave unto our Hungarian forefather, a Lordfhip and name of Gentrie, 
to wit, Drummond, and to him and his pofteritie, a coat of armes, as 
a badge of honour : Sea waves of red collour in a golden fhield, fup- 
ported by tuo favage or wyld men ; all which you may read, attefted 


under the great feal of Scotland, with the feals and fubfcriptions of 
every member of the Councell then prefent, fent to you heirewith ; 
which armes, as we bear them oure felves, fo we fend them to yow for 
youre ufe by the bearer heireof, to whom you mall be pleafed to give 
credit. Bot if you would be pleafed to fend us one of youres, who can 
fpeake the Latine tongue, becaufe the Portugal language is altogether 
unknowen to us, we mould ufe and treat him as our own fone. 

" In the mean time thanking you heireby, and accepting youre 
letters more gratefullie out of the hands of the faid Thomas Drum- 
mond, then if he had brought us ten thoufand crowns, for none can 
doe us a more acceptable kindnes then to bring us certaine tydings 
of the welbeing and increafs of oure generation and kindred amongft 
ftrangers, as we underftand by youre letters, which we pray God to 
blefs with the increafe of all pofteritie and happines. 

David Lord Drummond. 
" At Oure Caftle of Drummond, 
" the 1 of Decemb. 1519. 

"For our dear and welbeloved Cufines Manuel Alphonfo 
Feriera Drummond, and Ms bretheren, Gentlemen in the 
lie of Madera." 

Thomas Drummond, with this letter, and the fealled attestation, 
arrived at Porto Sancto in Madera, which he delivered to his Cufins ; 
whereof they were not a litle rejoiced, and refolved, with all convenient 
fpeed, to difpatch one of theire principal freinds therewith to Portugal 
for makeing addrefs to the King, that feeing they could inftruct the 
gentilitie of theire lineage by theire defcent in fo noble a maner, they 
might alfo have the priviledges belongeing to fuch granted to them in 
the ufual forms ; and accordingly fent Diego Perez Drummond for 
Portugal for that purpofe. The King gracioufly commanded that 


the matter fhould be furthwith put to tryall, that upon report of 
fuch as were deputed for that end, he might declare his Royall will ; 
which at laft was published in the form following, tranfcribed word 
by word out of the original. 

" Don John, by the grace of God, King of Portugal and of the Al- 
garbes on this fyde, and on the other fyde of the fea, in Africa, Lord 
of Guinee and of the conquered navigation and trafick of Ethiopia, 
Perfia, Arabia, Indies, &c. To whomfoever the fight of thefe my 
prefent Letters fhal come, I make known that Diego Perez Drum- 
mond, refidenter in my Ifle of Madera, hes by his Petition fhewed 
unto me that he is defcended by direct fine, without baftardie, from 
the flock of the Drummonds in Scotland, who are gentlemen that 
beares a coat of armes, and a family in that kingdome, known for 
fuch, and accompted amongft the beft and ancienteft houfes of the 
faid Kingdome ; intreateing for the favor and grace for the con- 
tinouation of the memorie of his predicefibrs, who, through then- 
good defervings, and noble fervices in former ages, were known to be 
gentlemen, and had all the badges thereof, that he might enjoy theire 
armes, with fuch other priviledges, honors, and immunities, as the 
laws of nobilitie does allow for continouance of the honor and reputa- 
tion of Gentrie, to him and his ; and, moreover, that I would be 
pleafed to command my Letters to be given him of his coat of armes, 
regiftrat in the records of my King at armes, amongft the reft of the 
noblemen and gentlemen of my Kingdome of Portugal, to remaine in 
the hands and cuftodie of my cheife herauld at armes : Of the which 
Petition I takeing notice, did caufe inquirie to be made by fuch 
officers and minifters of my Court whom it did concern, who found 
that the faid Petitioner proveth himfelfe to be come of the houfe and 
pedegree of the Drummonds in Scotland, being lawfull and legittimat 
great grandchild to Andrefta Gonfales Drummond, daughter to John 
Efcortio Drummond, great grandfather's father to this Petitioner, and 



fone to Don John Drummond, lord of Stobhal, in Scotland, brother 
to Annabella Drummond, Queen of Scotland, defcended with the 
principal nobles of Scotland, of the illuftrious houfe of Drummonds, 
according to the evident proofes thereof, by publick and authentick 
wryttings and inftruments under the great feal of the kingdome of 
Scotland, and other nobles his councellors of that kingdome : All 
which premifles were allowed and approven by my forefaid officers 
and controllers of my Court in lyke cafes, fo that, according to juftice, 
the faid armes doe belong to this Petitioner ; which, by thefe my 
Letters, I command to be delivered to him accordingly, with the 
blazon of Ins helmet, creft, fheild, and difference to be regiftrat in the 
recoi'ds and book of Portugal, my king at armes, in maner and forme 
following : Upon a golden feild, three red waved panes, or ftreames, 
and, for a diftinction, a green Briza, with a diadem of gold, and a red 
garland, or corronet, betwixt helmet and creft, with a hound, haveing 
a golden coller above all for a creft ; which fheild armes and infeigne, 
the faid Diego Perez Drummond fhal, and may wear, in forme and 
maner as his prediceffors have done, and all noble and gentle men 
ufed to doe in all places and affemblies of honor in the dayes of the 
moft high and excellent Kings, my prediceflbrs ; and that it fhal be 
lawfull for him, with the faid armes, to enter in feilds, batles, combats, 
challenges, fkirmifhes, defyances, practifeing therewith all lawful acts 
whatfomever, in time of peace or war, uleing them in theire fubfcrip- 
tions, fealls, fignets, houfes, edifices, and buildings, caufeing them be 
put or graven upon theire tombs and monuments ; finally, to make 
ufe of them in all places of honor, and enjoy them at theire pleafure, 
freely, and wherever occafion fhal requyre, and to nobilitie may apper- 
taine : Therefore I will and command, all governors, majors, fheriffs, 
juftices, judges, and other officers, efpecially my King at armes, to 
whofe fight thefe my Letters lhal come, to give way, obferve and 
accompliih, to doe all points of the premifles according to the tenor 


thereof, without any difficultie, hinderance, or disturbance to be 
made, done, or offered in the performance thereof, for fuch is my will 
and pleafure. Given in my royall and ever loyal citie of Lifbon the 
19th of March. 

The King. 

And by his command the Bachelour Antonio Roiz, his 

Majefties cheife Herauld at armes. Antonio Delaneo 

Peco Duca, Notarie for the Nobility. In the year of our 

Saviour Jefus Chrift, 1538. 

Poktugal King at Armes. 

And was payed for the fees of the Office of Herauldrie, the 28 

of the fame moneth fourtie Reys. 1538. 

Pedro Gomez. Pedro Aeurez. 

Regiftrat and Ingroned in the Chancerie, and a coppie taken 
out of the Original, which remaineth in the cuftody of Gon- 
falo Alwes Feriera." 

This warrant and provifo of the King's, with all its formalitie, 
pubhfhed and recorded, feems not to have been made more ufe of at 
that time, by reafons of the warrs and confufions which happened 
then betwixt Spaine and Portugal ; which alfo interrupted the 
correfpondence from the Drummonds in the Portugal dominions 
to theire freinds in Scotland, untill the year 1604, when Martine 
Mendez de Vafconfelles Drummond, of the town of Porto Sancto 
in Madera, indeavoured to recover ane Extract of the former papers ; 
and for that end did fupplicat the Office to which the power thereof 
belonged, declareing how he had occafion to make ufe of a certaine 
letter fent from Scotland by the Lord Drummond to Manuel 
Alphonfo Ferriera Drummond, great grandfather to the Petitioner, 
as alfo ane Extract of the fentence of the auditor of the town of 


Funichall, and the provifo from the King our foveraigne, conform to 
the faid letter ; which wryttings are under record in the cuftodie of 
Henrico Coelo, notarie publick ; the Petitioner's purpofe being to 
annex the fame unto ane authentick teftimonie and inftrument of 
his blood and gentrie, for better proofe thereof, according to equitie 
and juftice. 

The Proviso. 
" Whereas the above-mentioned wrytting are recorded and in the 
hands of Henrico Coelo, notarie, it is ordered that he deliver unto 
the forefaid Petitioner, ane extract thereof, in due and competent 
forme, to the end they may ferve him as a laufull and competent 
proofe and teftimoniall upon any occafion that may offer. Given 
1604. the 15th of November 1604. 

Ant Baptista de Spinola. 

On the 15th of November 1604, in the town of S 4 ? Cruz, was pre- 
fented unto me, publick notarie, the above mentioned Petition and 
provifo of Antonio Baptifta de Spinola, on the behalfe of Martine 
Mendez de Vafconfelles Drummond, who demandeth a coppie of the 
forenamed letters, and fentence, for prefervation of his nobilitie, which 
tuo acts are in my cuftodie ; the coppie whereof, de verbo ad verbum, 
are in form and maner delivered to him, and wreatten out by me 

Heniuco Coelo, Notarie." 

This Martine Mendez whom we have mentioned, liveing in the He 
of Madera, had got notice from the Court of Spaine, that the right 
noble James, Earle of Perth, his cheife, had been at Madrid with 
Lord Charles Howard, Earle of Nottinghame, Ambaffadour from 
England for confirmeing the peace treated betwixt the tuo king- 
domes ; and that the Earle of Perth, and his fifter, Lady Jean 
Drummond, Comtefs of Roxburgh, were both in great favor with 


the King of Brittaine ; he lent unto them, intreating that by theire 
favor and moyen, he might have theire King's letters of recommen- 
dation, and the Spanifh Ambaffadoures refideing at the Court of 
England, to his mafter the King of Spaine ; which the Earle pro- 
cured and fent to Madera, with one William Craufurd, a gentleman 
who performed the menage, and from Madera returned the Earle this 
accompt of his negotiation. 

" My Noble Lord, 
After I came out of England, bound for this place, I was robbed 
by pirrats, and forced to goe to Barbarie, which lies been a great 
prejudice to youre Honors kinfman Martine Mendez de Vafconfelles 
Drummond, in regard the letters I carried to him were of ane old 
date. I arrived heire upon the 10th of Aprylle 1614, where many 1614. 
Gentlemen of the Drummonds did exceedingly rejoice. I delivered 
the Kings letter and youre Lordfhip's to the faid Martine, who is 
now gone to the Court of Spaine, not doubting of good fuccefs with 
his Majeftie there by youre Honors means ; for we have heard 
already that the King of Spaine hes conferred upon him the honor 
of being one of the Knights of St. James. Neverthelefs it was his 
defyre youre Honor fhould recommend him to the Englifh ambafla- 
dor at Madrid ; and if it were poffible to purchafs a new letter from 
youre King to his Majeftie of Spaine, and alfo others from the 
Spanifli ambaffador to fome of the nobles at Madrid ; for he doubts 
nothing of youre Lordfhips care of what concerns him. The original 
certificat, testifying his defcent and his friends from youre Honors 
houfe, and the accompt of the begining of youre family, I have feen, 
with many fealls affixed thereto ; whereof he and his freinds make fo 
great accompt, that they preferve it as the rareft jeuel in the world, 
whereof youre Lordfhip fhal receave with his own letter ane exact 
tranfumpt, with all that followed thereon. 

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In the fliip with thir papers goes foure chefts of excellent fweet- 
meats, directed to the right noble Lady Jean Drummond, Comtefs 
of Roxburgh, whereof tuo for herfelfe, and tuo for youre honor, one 
with dry succads, and the other with wett : upon your tuo chefts 
there is wrytten "For the Ry* Honourable the Earle of Perth," 
which is fufficient to know them by. He fent to Barbarie for a fine 
horfe to youre honor againft next fpring. Moreover, if youre honor 
will permit me to bring one of his little fones to be a page to yow, I 
fhall doe it, for he is very willing to fend him. So, expecting youre 
Honors anfuere, 1 commit yow to the protection of the Almightie. 
Youre Honors humble fervant till death. 

W. Craufurd. 
From the Ifland of 
1614. Madera, July 3d, 1614." 

Here I thought fit to infert a juft coppie of Martines own letter, 
in the language he fent it. 

" Illustrissime Domine Comes Amplissime, 
Dominationis veftrae praeclariffimae fuavifiimas literas, feftivo 
applaufu et tota pectoris alacritate, a me acceptas, meoque (ut par 
erat) capiti impofitas, fumma animi veneratione et reverentia femel 
legi, et faepius, alacrique tripudio, noftris oftentavi Dromondaeis, 
quas omnes hilari vultu et laeto accepere finu ; immortah immortales 
perfolventes Chrifto grates, qui tam fingularem fibi patronum, fauto- 
rem et fuae noftraeque Drumondeae famihae elargitus fit firmiffi- 
mam columnam : Ii omnes quotquot funt, veftrae illuftrifiimae 
Dominationi fe fubjectos, ne dicam fervos, profitentur, quae ut indies 
accrefcat, fehciterque procedat, rogant fuperos. 

In veftro fafciculo literarum venerat Regia epiftola in mei com 


mendationem, quam ego, utpote tanti principis et regis invictiffimi, 
a veftra Dominatione diligentiffime folicitatam, habitamque, atque 
meis negotiis tarn necefTariam, maximi duco ; et cum veftra Domi- 
natio tantam mihi ingerat fiduciam, velocefque mihi imponat auda- 
ciae alas, ut ad altiora volitare pofiim, refque arduas atque difficiles 
aggrediar, iis, veftrae benevolentiae, nee non ampliffimis acceptis 
beneficiis innixis, recentiora, fed maxime mihi neceflaria, funt expe- 
tenda beneficia. 

Cum ampli fit temporis tranfactum fpatium, tredecem fcificet 
menfium, ex quo veftrae Dominationis, veftrique regis et legati 
conferiptae funt literae (moram trahente tabellario, quippe a Mauris 
capto, fpoliato et in Africam ducto, et ad hanc Infulam nuper 
pervento), cum item in procinctu, jamjam in aulam profecturus 
regiam, ad meorum expeditionem negotiorum, atque hae literae fint 
aliquantulum antiquatae, fintque tarn utiles quam neceflariae aliae 
recentiores, veftram Dominationem fubmifle rogo, aliam curet a rege 
veftro ad Regem Hifpaniarum, in mei favorem, in qua fignificet, me 
ex Drummondea efle familia : quod fi id haud quaquam fieri poffit, 
faltem unam procuret, ab eodem Rege, ad fuum in Hifpania lega- 
tum, in qua oftendat fuam erga me benevolentiam, eique jubeat, ut 
mearum rerum et negotiorum gerat adminiftrationem, mihi auxilietur, 
et prefens, me prefentem exhibeat, offerat et praefentet meo Regi : 
abfque hac enim ad Legatum litera, non eft cur ad aulum Regiam 

Ad eundem legatum a veftra Dominatione unam, et ab illuftriffima 
domina Johanna Drummond alteram, in quaram unaquaque expri- 
matur et appertedeclaretur vefter in noftros Drummondeos favor, amor 
et benevolentia, nobis quippe tarn fanguine conjunctos. 

A legato item Hifpaniarum in veftra Cmia commorantem afiam 
defidero, de eadem re, ad regem fuum et noftrum, in qua manefefte 
affirmet veftro regi facturum gratifiimum, fi meis rebus bene confulat, 


meis negotiis faveat, meque foveat benigne ; aliam etiam ab eodem 
legato ad Lufitaniae proregem ; quia jam eft vita functus, cui altera 
venerat; et, fi aliis magnatibus fibique familiaribus dynaftis plures 
velit fcribere, in mei commendationem, mihi faciet gratiffimum. 

Super omnia autem exopto veftrae Dominationis literas, quae me 
de valetudine, ftatu, rebufque veftris, deque noftris Drummondeis 
faciant certiorem, quorum ego profapia et fanguine glorior et exulto, 
ut clariffime videri poterit, in hac fcriptione, five, ut aiunt publico 
inftrumento, quod meo proavo Jacobo Perez Drummond miferunt ex 
Scotia viri praeclariffimi, ibidem nominati et fubfcripti; ejus pro- 
totypon, five examplar eft penes me, quod ad aulam regiam cum aliis 
litteris et fcriptionibus mecum oportet deferre, in quo funt figilla 
multa pendentia, Drummondeorum arma gentilitia, et aliorum illuf- 
triorum dominorum ftemmata ; ad cujus fimilitudinem efFecta eft, 
diligentiflime et fideliter, hujufmodi inclufa confcriptio. 

Pro fingulari veftrae Dominationis in me benevolentia, collatifque 
non vulgaribus beneficiis, me in veftram fervitutem in perpetuuin 
ofFero, nee non mei amoris fignificationem in ifto munufculo (noftrae 
Infulae et regionis funt fructus minutiflimi, non vero lautiflima bel- 
laria) ut veftris fecundis menfis admifceatur : quod fi irritamentum 
videatur gulae, veftroqUe fuave palato, pace habita, cum facilitate, 
mittam quam plurima : Magni etiam ducerem, fi ire una pofiit nobilis 
et generofus equus, quern fumma anxietate et folicitudine ex Africa 
expecto, qui, ubi primum pervenerit, quam citiffime mittetur. 

Si veftrae Dominationi fuerit gratum, mittam et ex liberis meis 
multis unum puellum, ut fit mei amoris et fervitutis pignus certiffi- 
mum ; fi placuerit et velit veftra Dominatio, ibit, idque mihi apperte 
fcribat ; fin minus non mittam : et quando ipfe a Curia revertar, alium 
etiam puerum ex Drummondea familia in mei folatium et honorem a 
veftra petam Dominatione, cui noftra Infula et idioma minime dif- 


Prolixae epiftolae jam imponenda eft coronis, quare, cum fim in 
procinctu ad curiam, nulla fque traham moras, nifi dum Olyfippone 
dictas expecto litteras, precipue vero ad veftrum legatum, expedi- 
tionem et brevitatem obnixe rogo vit omnes mihi mittantur. Deum 
optimum maximum peto, ut felicem veftrae Dominationis ftatum, ad 
feliciorem, ne dicam feliciffimam perducat finem, quod omnes Drum- 
mondeae profapiae efHagitamus alumni. Datum Funchali in Infula 
Maderia, ultimo Junij anno 1614. 1614. 

Fui oblitus petere a veftra Dominatione aliam epiftolam ad 
dominum Alonfum de Valefco, qui fait nofter legatus in Anglia et 
modo refidet in curia, mihique mirandum in modum favebit, propter 
veftram Dominationem ; qui, cum abfens erat, et turn in Anglia, in 
mei commendationem fcripfit luculentiffime. 

Martine Mendez Vasconselles Drummond. 
Illuftriffimo Domino de Drummond 
Comiti de Perth in Scotia. 

In the year 1623, John, Earle of Perth, receaved a letter wrytten 
in the Portoguefe language, and figned by three brothers, from the 
Citie of Lifbon, the 12th of May, thus tranflated by S. J. W. 

Illustrious Lord, 
The fplendid Family of Drummond, whereof youre Lordfhip is the 
cheife and principal head, is fo illuftrious in the world that, lyke ane 
other fone, it doth communicat its light to the utmoft places of the 
earth. We three brothers who wiytte this letter to youre Lordfhip 
are natives of the Ifle of Madera, and, although bot flender branches 
in refpect of fuch a ftock, we doe proceed in a right and legittimat 
line alfe well on the father's as on the mother's fyde from the Lord 
John Drummond, who heiretofore came from the Kingdome of Scot- 
land to affift Don Ferdinando and Donna Iffobella, theire Catholick 


Majefties of Arragon and Caftile, again ft the Moores for recovery and 
conqueft of Granada, and from thence went to the Ifland of Madera, 
where he married a noble Portuguefe, who bore to him thefe children, 
from whom we and many others our relations liveing in the faid 
Ifland and in Brazile, doe defcend. The faid Lord John Drummond, 
our progenitor, was fone to the Lord John de Drummond of Stobhal, 
brother to the Lady Annabella, Queen of Scotland, as is already 
certifyed to youre Lordfhip by Martine Mendez Vafconfelles Drum- 
mond, our kinfman, at prefent governor of the Ifland Porto Sancto ; 
and albeit the length of time, the difference betwixt kingdomes, and 
diftance of places, hath hitherto hindered a deu correfpondence and 
communication between us, now, fince our Lord God is pleafed to 
open a way by the above-named Martine Mendez &c. for our cor- 
refpondence, and alfo a better occanon for it by the good fuccefs of 
that happie marriage (which we hope for) between the mod ferene 
Prince of England and the Infanta Maria, it will not be reafonable 
that we fhould defift, from this time forward, to offer and to fhelter 
ourfelves under the fhade of fuch great trees as are youre Lordfhip 
and the reft of thefe noble perfones in thefe kingdomes of youre illuf- 
trious family ; who, being fo eminent and generous perfones, will not 
deny theire protection and favour, it being the duty of princes to aid 
thefe who requeft it of them, and to confer favors on thofe who afk 
them of them ; principallie, fince, in thir parts where we live, we doe 
not degenerat from our anceftors, bot indeavours in all things we doe 
to preferve that nobility and honor which we inherit from them 
whom the former Kings of Scotland (at the inftance of youre Lord- 
fhip's anceftors) have tenderly recommended as theire relationes, to 
the ancient Kings of Portugal; and fo lykwife hath done, at the 
requeft of youre Lordfhip 's felfe, the moil ferene King James, who 
now reignes in England, by his letters, dated the 12th of Auguft 
1613. 1613, wreatten to the late King Phillip, who is now in glorie ; for 


which we ought to efteeme the fyrname of Drummond, as raoft illus- 
trious above all others in the kingdome, albeit there are many moft 
noble and moft worthie therein. Ane other principall favor which 
we yet defyre of youre Lordfhip, is, that yow will pleafe to honor us 
as youre relationes, and command us as youre fervants ; and, in the 
fecond place, that youre Lordfhip will pleafe to procure from the 
moft ferene King of England his letters to his Highnes the moft 
ferene Prince of Wales, his fone, (who is at prefent in Madrid) where- 
in he may recommend to him the trybe of the Drummonds, who live 
in the Kingdomes and Segneories of Portugal, and particularly us 
youre fervants who wreats this letter; and that youre Lordfhip 
would alfo, at the fame time, fend youre recommendation to fignifie 
to his Majeftie, our King Philip, that we are defcended from youre 
illuftrious familie, and to defire him that he will honor us, and doe us 
the favor to make ufe of us in his fervice and employments. And that 
youre Lordfhip may fullie underftand that the perfons yow fhall pleafe 
to beftow thefe favors upon are not incapable of them, we fhall heire 
fet down the name, condition, and office of each of us three brothers 
who fend this prefent letter : The eldeft of us is called Antonio de 
Freitafcorrea and Drummond, Clerk and Cannon in the Church of 
Funchale ; the fecond brother is called Remigio de Affumpfatione 
and Drummond, Monk of the Ciftertian Order, Doctor and Mafter in 
Theology, who hes been heretofore Abbot, General, and Reformer of 
the faid Order in the Kingdome of Portugal, and at prefent is deputed 
in the holy office of the Inquifition ; the third brother is called Simon 
de Freittafcorrea and Drummond, a laick man and a Captaine of Foot 
in the Ifland of Madera. When yow fhall pleafe to doe us thefe favors 
yow may fend youre letters by the way that this comes, that fo it may 
arrive fafely to our hands, and thereafter one of us fhal goe to the court 
at Madrid to kifs the hands, in name of us all three brothers, of the 
moft ferene Prince of England, and to fhew to his Heighnefs the blazon 


that we have of the armes of the family of Dmmmond, given to us by 
the kings of that kingdom, they being well fatiffyed that they belong 
to us both by the father's and the mother's fyde, as is above-mentioned; 
the which armes Ave doe not fend heirewith to youre Lordfhip for its 
confirmation, and the authentick translation of the whole matter, and 
that certificat of our defcent, (which anciently came from Scotland to 
our anceftors by order from thefe of youre Lordfhip) by reafon of the 
danger and uncertainty of thir prefent letters comeing fafe to youre 
JLordfhips hand, bot with youre Lordfhips anfuere we fhal doe it. 
God keep your Lordfhips moft illuflrious perfon long to live, and all 
thofe noble worthies of the illuflrious family of Drummond with 
1623. increfs of eftate, etc. Wrytten from Lifbon the 12 of May 1623. 

Od t ? u Frat. Remigio Antonio de Freitas Simeon de Freitas 

Dasumpsa^ & Drummond. Correa & Drummond. Correa & Drummond. 

For the illuflrious Lord 
John, Earle of Perth in Scotland. 

1634. Again e, in the yeare 1634, John Earle of Perth receaved ane other 
letter in Latine ; the coppie whereof follows, 

Illustkissime Domine Comes 
Accepta beneficia gratiis perfolvantur necefTe eft, neque feram bene- 
ficii recordationem, dummodo oblivio non intercedat, culpandam 
judico. Tua in me maxima merita, excell : Comes, mini adeo ante 
oculos obverfantur, ut fi bellorum eventus mutuae familiaritatis com- 
mercio non obflarent tuam in me benevolentiam fcripta teftarentur ; 
tuo enim prefidio fultus (fereniffimo Anghae Rege favente) in Equi- 
tum D. Jacobi ordinem adfcriptus fum, ut ex Regia Hifpaniae Curia 
certiorem te feci, et dominam meam Comitiffam Johannam Drum- 
mond, quam, accepti muneris parentem maximam fuiffe fcio, ut etiam 


praefecturae Infulae Sancti Portus, elapfis jam annis 14, a Catholica 
Regis majeftate mihi conceffae, etiamfi infula divitiis nequaquam afflu- 
eret, ob illatum detrimentum a Turcis Argelencibus : femiobrutam 
clade ego erexi, et in priftinam reftitui dignitatem. Nunc ardenter ex- 
opto, ut regis majeftas in altiore me tranfferat dignitatem. Jam, ut in 
ramos vegetantis h unions affluentia, ab arboribus, ubi nafcuntur, deri- 
vatur, ita profecto tuam in me redundare benevolentiam et dominae 
Johannae Drummond, cui nunc fcribo, contendo ; itaque a tua excel- 
lentia obfecro, ut ei notum facias, munera a me petita, ab abnepote 
D. D. Johannis exorari, ut tibi fatis conftat: et te fummis rogo precibus, 
ut gentilitiam generis cartam, quam in ftemmate quinque filii fequaces 
infignem habeat concedas, uno certe fiquidem negotio impedior, im- 
mortales tuae excellentiae grates jufte perfolvere, ob fingularem in 
hanc domura noftram beneficentiam. Felices dignitatis tuae et rerum 
fecundos eventus coelum fuppeditet. Regiae tuae Arboris palmes et 
cliens amantiffimus. 

Martine Mendez de Vasconselles Drummond. 
Infula Portus Sancti, 16 Maij A. D. 1634. 1634. 

Illuftriflimo Domino Johanni de Drummond, 
Comiti de Perth in Scotia. 

To this letter John Earle of Perth returned anfuere in thefe words : 

Cognate mi Dilectissime, 
Quanta folent laetitia, ex naufragio emerfi, et gravi periculo reduces 
(quos conftans jam olim fama in demortuorum gregem annumerabat) 
amicos et propinquos fuos domi afficere, tanta equidem, et majore, in- 
fperatae illae tuae, jucundimmae tarn en, hterae, Cognate dulciffime, 
me affecerunt. Quid enim mihi incogitanti poterit accedere optatius, 
quam poft tantam annorum feriem, antiquam noftram famiham, non 
priftinis, majorum in patria continente, finibus contentam, oceanum 


tranfmififfe et ultra Herculis columnas pofuiffe fedem. Itaque lubens 
facio, ut veterem Cognatum meum (quern celeberrima duarum gen- 
tium monumenta Uteris eundem effe comprobant) poftbminio gratula- 
bundus agnofcam. Quod quidem, non folum omnia humanitatis et 
verae amicitiae jura, verum ipfius etiam naturae, quae fpeciei fuae 
quam diutiffime confervationem amat, poftulant fieri. Quare de 
cetero, pro mea fumma erga te benevolentia, omnem in te, ut quam 
ampliffima fis dignitate, ornando, curam adhibebo, daboque operam, ut 
quern propria, in externo folo, virtus, apud exteros (frendente invidia, 
et fortuna obluctante) magnis honoribus auxit, aliquis etiam cumulus, 
mea commendatione, eidem accedat : Eft tamen (ignofcas velim) quod 
non injuria expoftulem tecum, qui Scotiam rem notiorem multo quam 
nos Maderam veftram habueris, nee citius ad nos fcripferis, fed nomen 
et memoriam tui, oblivione altiflima, tamdiu apud populares et amicos, 
obrueris ; prefertim hac tempeftate, qua tam commoda et frequens 
illinc in has oras navigatio recepta eft. Igitur obnixe a te contendo, 
fiquidem prefentes tuae Uterae, tam felicem viam invenerint, ne com- 
mittas poftea, ut excufatione, aut longo locorum intervallo, potius 
quam literarum amduitate fcribendi offlcium expleas. Hoc autem 
tempore molefte fero, quod ab Aula et Rege tam longe diffitus fum, 
ne tuo plane defiderio, ut velim, fatiffaciam Magnaeque Regis Britan- 
niae literas, quas tibi ufui fore fpero, impetrem : verum fi tibi opus 
effe cenfueris, dabo operam, eafdem liberales fatis, una cum magno 
Scotiae diplomate, cum fervo quodam ex familiaribus meis, ut locus 
tempusque poftulaverit, mittendas. Proximas tuas literas in Aulam 
Anglicanum, ubi ego conjunctiffimos habeo, qui eas ad me perferendas 
curabunt, dato. Haec ego Latine, quod earn linguam communiffi- 
mam, qui mihi tuas tradidit, dicebat, exaravi. Vale. 

Dat. Apud Arcem noftram de 
1634. Drummond, 24 Novembris anno 1634. 




Concerning Sir Walter Drummond, the tenth cheefe of the 
Family, and the branches descended from him. 


Sir Walter Drummond of Cargill, in order the tenth cheefe of the Sir Waiter 
name and family of Drummond, fucceeded to his father Sir John the tenth 
Drummond about the year 1440. He married Margaret Ruthven, a 
daughter of Sir Patrick Ruthven, the cheefe of that name, from 
whence came the Lords Ruthvens and Earles of Gowrie ; and begot 
with her Malcolm Drummond, who fucceeded to him ; John Drum- 
mond, a churchman ; and Walter Drummond, ftylled of Ledcreefe, 
from whom are come the Lairds of the Neuton of Blair, and divers 
families fprung from them. 

Off this Sir Walter there is a wrytting extant, dated the third year 
of the reigne of King James the Second, wherein Alexander Seaton 
alias Gordon, Lord Gordon, retoures himfelfe neareft and laufull air 
of the lands of Bad, Camfdranie and Weflwood, to the Lady Elifabet 
Keith, his grandmother, who laft deceaffed infeft in the faids lands, 
and which were then fallen in the hands of Sir Walter Drummond of 
Cargill, Knight, of whom they are holden ward, and at that time lying 
in Nonentrie, &c. The lands are a part of the Barronie of Kincardin, 
in Monteith, which came to the houfe of Drummond by the Lady 
Marie Montefix, the fuperioritie whereof did ever fince appertaine to 
the family, and now of late the proppertie alfo, which had been 
in diverfe other hands, fuch as the Earles of Huntlie, Earles of 
Wigtoune, &c. 

John Drummond, Dean of Dumblane and Perfone of Kinnowll, 


was fecond fone to Sir Walter : he feems to have been a very hardy 
and bold churchman, and to have thruft himfelfe in that office at his 
own hand ; for the proverb tooke beginning from him, ufed when any 
thing is pofeft without wan-ant— Yow take it (they fay) as the Drum- 
mond tooke the order. He was one of the Popes knights, and called 
Sir John. He had a fone Sir William Drummond, who was Dean of 
Dumblane after his father, and feverall daughters, whereof one married 
to the Laird of Coldoch Douglas ; ane other to a Laird in Lothian, 
called Hepburn ; ane other to the Laird of Neuton ; ane other to 
James Hay ; and the laft to one called Abernethie. Sir William 
Drummond, fone to Sir John, and Dean alfo of Dumblane, had fones 
Mr. Malcolm Drummond, a notar, and David Drummond ; for albeit 
they were ecclefiaftick perfones, and then under the vow of chaftitie 
by theire order, yet very few outwent them in propagation of their 
kindred : of thefe fones feverall fmal families about Dumblane had 

Sir John, Dean of Dumblane, after the death of his brother Sir 
Malcolm Drummond of Cargill, fell to be tutor to his nevoy John 
Drummond of Cargill in Iris minoritie, to whofe fafine he is witnefs 
1478. anno 1478. Sir William Drummond, Dean alfo of Dumblane, Sir 
John's fone, was perfon of Forteviot before he was Dean, as appeares 
by a wryte, wherein King James the Fyfth, in the third year of Iris 
reigne, with advyce of John Duke of Albany, his tutor, protector and 
governor of the realme, gives to Sir William Drummond, whom he 
tearmes our familiar Clerk, Perfon of Forteviot, a gift of the ward of 
William Mufchet, the fone of John Mufchet of Welter Cambfheeny, 
under the privie feal. 


The Family of Blair Drummond. 

Walter Drummond of Ledcreefe, the youngeft lone of Sir Walter Drummonds 
Drummond of Cargill, was the firft of the Drummonds of the familie milie. 
of Newton of Blair ; of whom all of that houfe are defcended in a right 
line. There is a charter of the lands of Ledcreefe, granted by John 
Lord Drummond in the year 1486 to this Walter, wherein he calls i486, 
him Walter Drummond, our deareft uncle. This Walter left tuo 
fones, John, who fucceeded, and James ; of whom I find a commif- 
fion by Malcolm Drummond of Cargill, the fone of Sir Walter, con- 
ftituteing them, to wit, John of Drummond and James of Drummond, 
his loveing nevoys, to be his bay lie deputs, dated anno 1447. 1447. 

2. John Drummond, the fone of Walter, fucceeded ; he was called 
John of Flifkhill and Ledcreefe. I neither find, who was his mother, 
whom he married, nor any accompt of his brother James ; only that 
John had a fone, who fucceeded to him, called George Drummond. 

3. George Drummond, the fone of John, fucceeded, who appear- 
antly purchafed the lands of Newton of Blair, for he is the firft whom 
we underftand to have been ftyled George Drummond of Blair. He 
married Jannet Halyburton of Buttergafk ; Ihe had to him tuo fones, 
George, who fucceeded, and William Drummonds. George Drum- 
mond the father, and William his youngeft fone, were both treacher- 
oufly killed together at an unhappy rencounter by the 

upon the 3d of June 1554 ; bot moft of them 1554 
that were prefent or guilty of the Slaughter were either brought to 
publick execution, or by theire fubmiffions and fatiffactions made 
theire peace with the parties wronged, as appeares by theire applica- 
tions extant. 

4. George Drummond, the eldeft fone of the laft George, commonly 



diftinguilhed by the name of ' Old George Drummond of Blair,' 
married Katharine Hay, Lady Ballunie, daughter to Hay of Meg- 
gins. He had by her five fones, George, who fucceeded, John, Harie, 
Andrew, James, and four daughters, Sibylla, Elilabeth, Catharina, 
and Jannet. 
George was infeft in the lands of Ledcreefe by a charter granted 
1554. from David Lord Drummond, dated in November 1554. He did 
good fervice to Queen Marie in the time of her troubles againft the 
Englifli ; and in revenge of his fathers flaughter, did a handfome 
exploit at Dumferline, which is reported thus : — 

[a blank in the manuscript.] 

John Drummond, the fecond fone of Old George Drummond of 
Blair, dyed young. Harie Drummond, the third fone, was a valiant 
man : of him Bifhop John Lellie, in his Cronicle of Scotland, gives a 
notable accompt, when he relates the ftorie how Queen Marie for hir 
1559. fafety betooke herfelfe to Leith, in anno 1559, and ftrengthned it with 
a garrifon of Scots and French forces ; His words are, Regina Leithum 
ipsa ingreditur ; ac tandem magnas Gallorum et Scotorum copias 
militum, ducibns Kemiedio et Drummondo, eo traducit; and againe, 
telling of the fay Hies made out of Leith againft the Englifli, Galli vero 
creberrimis eruptionibus factis, praelia levia, sed non sine sanguine 
committebant quibns in praeter alios, occubuerunt Kennedius Scoto- 
rum peditum, et Henricus Drummondus eqidtum duces strenuissimi. 

Mr. Andrew Drummond, the fourth fone of old George, was minif- 
ter of Parbyrde in Angus. He had four fones, Mr. Henrie, Sir Pat- 
rick, Mr. James, and Archbald Drummonds. The eldeft, Mr. Henrie 
Drummond, married his cufine Jean Drummond, daughter to John 


Drummond of Blair, his uncles fone ; he purchafed the lands of 
Gardrum, four miles from Perth, and left it to his fone James Drum- Drummonds 

of Gardrum. 

mond, now of Gardrum. 

Sir Patrick Drummond, fecond fone to Mr. Andrew, went to France 
very young, where he ferved the Duke of Bowillion ; who, being well 
fatiffied with his learning and difcretion, very foone made him gover- 
nor to his children. He continowed in the Dukes fervice, at the 
court of France, untill the Duke dyed ; then he came to the court of 
England, where, by King Charles the Firft, he was advanced to be 
one of his gentlemen ufhers ; then preferred to be Confervator for the 
Scots at the llaple of Camphere, in the Low Countries, where he lived 
to a great age, in much credit and honour. He married Dame Mar- 
garet Porterfield, daughter to the Laird of Comiftown, in Lothian, 
bot had no children with her. Mr. James Drummond, third fone to 
Mr. Andrew, was a minifter in the diocefs of Durham, in England ; 
where his pofteritie continows to this day. Archibald, the youngeft 
fone of Mr. Andrew, married in Angus, and left a familie behind 
him there. 

James Drummond, the fifth and youngeft fone of Old George Drum- 
mond of Blair, had three fones and tuo daughters ; to wit, Mr. James, 
Robert, Daniel, Chriftian, and Sufanna Drummonds : He purchafed 
the lands of Fordew, in the parifh of Clunie, and Boghal, near to 
Cowper of Angus. Mr. James Drummond, his eldeft fone, was minif- 
ter at Kinloch, fucceeded to the lands of Boghal, and had children 
George, and Thomas, and Jean Drummonds. Robert Drummond, the 
fecond fone of James, had four fones, James, John, Gavin, and George. 
James, the eldeft, had children, Robert, John, and Griflel Drummonds. 
John, the fecond, a factor in Edinburgh, married 
daughter of Gavin and George are fine hopeful young- 

men : thefe are the fones of Robert. Daniel Drummond, the youngeft 
fone of James Drummond of Boghal, was a livetennant in the garrifon 


of Hulft, belongeing to the States-General : he married there, bot we 
hear not what children he left. Chriftian, the daughter of James 
Drummond of Boghal, was married to Alexander Stewart of Dal- 
guifle ; and her lifter Sufanna to - Herring of Lenings : All 

thefe were come of the fones of Old George of Blair. 

5. George Drummond, called George Drummond younger of Blair, 
the eldeft fone of Old George, whereby it feemes they lived long to- 
gether, had alfo tuo lifters ; Sibilla, married to Tyrie, Laird of 
Drumkilboe, and Jannet Drummond, to Ratray of Craighal, 
in the Storemonth. George married Gilles Abercrombie, Lady Mug- 
drum, daughter to the Laird of Abercrombie, and had with her tuo 
fones, John, who fucceeded, and George Drummond, and a daughter, 
called Jean Drummond. 

George Drummond, fecond fone to the laft George, married Griffel 
Cargill, daughter to Daniel Cargill of Haltown, and had with her fones 
Daniel and Patrick Drummonds. Daniel had onlie a daughter, Mar- 
jorie Drummond, married to Thomas Whitfone, wreater in Ratray, 
and heritor of a pairt of the lands of Ratray. Jean Drummond, the 
daughter of young George, went with Lady Jean Drummond, Com- 
tefs of Roxburgh, to the court at London, and was married to Mr. 
Thomas Murray, provoft of Ayton Colledge, and governor to King 
Charles the Firft when he was Prince of Wales. She did bear to 
Mr. Thomas, Harie, Charles, AVilliam, and Anna. 

6. John Drummond fucceeded to his father, George Drummond 
younger of Blair. He married Agnes Herrin, daughter to Sir David 
Herrin of Lethintie and Glafcluine; theire children were George, 
who fucceeded, Andrew, James, David, William, and Jean Drum- 
monds. Andrew Drummond, the fecond fone, dyed in a voyage to 
the Eaft Indies. David, the third, was a factor in Campheere, married 
to Skeen, and had only one daughter, Margaret Drummond. 
James and William both dyed unmarried. Jean, the daughter of 


John Drummond of Blair, married Mr. Haiie Drummond of Gar- 
drum, whofe children we mentioned before. 

7. George Drummond of Blair fuceeeded to his father John, and 
married Marjorie Graeme, lifter to David Graeme, Laird of Gorthie : 
they had children, George, who fuceeeded, Margaret, and Lilias 
Drummonds. Margaret married Patrick Monteith of Eaglefhaw, in 
Orknay, to whom fhe had only three daughters, Marjorie, Margaret, 
and Marie Monteiths. Margaret Monteith married to Sir 
Douglas of Spinie. Lilias Drummond, the youngeft daughter of 
George Drummond of Blair, married Andrew Grant of Balhagells. 

8. George Drummond, the fone of the laft George, now of Blair, 
married Elifabeth Ramfay, daughter to Sir Gilbert, Ramfay of Bamfe, 
who hes already born to him four fones, James, John, William, and 
Patrick Drummonds. 

Of Margaret Ruthven, Sir Walter Drummonds Lady, and 
the family of slr patrick ruthven, her father, of whom 


mention is made in the life of david lord drummond ; who 
married also out of that familie, a daughter of wllliam 
Lord Ruthven, called Lilias Ruthven. 



Concerning Sir Malcolm Drummond, the eleventh cheife of 
the familie, and such as descended of him. 


Sir Malcolm 
the eleventh 

of Deanstown. 

Sir Malcolm Drummond fucceeded to his father, Sir Walter, and 
is moft ordinarly defigned by his title of Cargill. He married 
Marrion Murray, daughter to Sir David Murray, knight and laird of 
Tullibardine ; with whom he had many fones : John, who fucceeded ; 
Walter, who was the firft of Deanftown ; James, who was the firft of 
Corrivauchter ; Thomas, the firft of Drummonerinoch ; Andrew and 
William Drummonds. Andrew was viccar of Strageth, William was 
called of Muthill. 

Sir Malcolm was married anno 1445; and that fame year his 
mother, Margaret Ruthven, relict of Sir Walter Drummond his 
father, indents with her lone Malcolm, to give him her conjunct fee 
lands of Murthlaw, Kippon, Cafhlie, Fenwyck, and Furlarge, for 
payment to her of a yearly annuitie. 

Sir Malcolm Drummond lived in the reigne of King James the 
Second, and fome years with King James the Third. 

1. His fecond fone, Mr. Walter Drummond, in the year 1496, was 
chancellor of Dunkeld, in the time when George Brown was Bifhop ; 
and in the year 1500, he was dean of Dumblane, perfon of Kinnowll, 
and Clerk both of the regifters and councell of Scotland to King 
James the Fourth. There is a chamber in the Caftle of Drummond, 
called after him, Walter's chamber, to this day. He was the firft 
that fewed the lands of Deanftown in Monteith ; fo called after him, 


becaufe he was a Dean, (for before that time Deanftown was called 
Sachentowne,) and the firft of the Drummonds of that familie. 

[2.] He begot John Drummond, the next dean of Dumblane 
and perfon of Kinnowll. He folemnized the marriage of Queen 
Margaret with Archbald Earle of Angus, in Kinnowl. And feeing 
marriage, by the tyrannie of the church of Rome, was not permitted 
to the Clergie, this Mr. John, by particular difpenfation, was allowed 
to cohabit with Chriftian Scot, lawfull daughter to the laird of 
Balweery, in Fyfe, one of the ancienteft barons of that countrey ; 
with whom he begot Malcolm Drummond, the third of Deanftown. 
Walter Drummond the father, and John his fone, were hurried within 
the Drummonds Ifle of Dumblane church, upon the fouth wall ; where 
all of that familie have fince been burried in the fame place, and next 
to that fame tomb. Thefe who have alleadged that the familie 
of Deanftown defcended from Walter, the fourth fone of Thomas 
Drummond of Drummonerinoch, or from Mr. William Drummond, 
dean alfo of Dumblane, bot long after this time, have been miftaken ; 
for many evidences which T have feen teftifie the contrare. 

3. Malcolm Drummond, the fone of Mr. John, fucceeded to the 
lands of Deanftown ; his infeftment, and his mothers, Chriftian Scot, 
are yet extant, and his legitimation alfo under the Kings great feal. 
He married a daughter of Cornwal of Bonhard, with whom 

he had children ; John, who fucceeded, Andrew, Robert, and Thomas. 
Andrew was a churchman. 

Robert purchafied the lands of Gibliftown in Fyfe ; of him de- D/ummonds 

r J ' ofGibliftou 

fcended Archbald Drummond of Giblifton ; and after him Alexander and Corf- 


Drummond baylie of Cockenie ; and Mr. Alexander Drummond 
his fone, now liveing in Edinburgh, and is chamberlane to the Earle 
of Winton, and wrytter to the ftgnet. 

Thomas Drummond, the youngeft, was proprietar of Corlkeplie. 
His fone was Thomas, who built the houfe in Dumblane ; he married 


Elifabeth Stirline, daughter to William Stirlin of Ardoch ; me had 
to him [a] fone John Drummond, and daughters 

4. John Drummond, the lone and air of Malcolm Drummond of 
Deanfton, begot a fone, James, who fucceeded, on Janet Stuart, a 
near coufine to James, Earle of Murray, who dyed at Dunibyrfell ; and 
daughter to John Stuart, brother fone to the Lord Ochiltrie, begotten 
with Agnes Grahame, neece to William Grahame, Earle of Montrofe. 

5. James Drummond, who was the fifth of the houfe of Deanf- 
town, had, with Janet Stuart, his wife, fones, Mr. James, Mr. Harie, 
Mr. Patrick Drummonds, &c. 

6. Mr. James fucceeded to be the fixth laird of Deanftown to his 
father James : He was fourteen yeares minifter at Fowlls, in Strathern. 
He married Janet Malcolm, alias Maxwell, the daughter of a learned 
reverend and pious preacher Mr. John Malcolm, minifter at Perth ; 
whofe propper fyrename was Maxwell, as may be feen by his amies 
engraven upon his lodgeing in Perth, and by his fathers wryts, 
wherein he defignes himfelfe and fubfcrives Andreas Malcolm, abas 
Maxwell. He had with his wife, Janet , fones ; John 
Drummond the eldeft, Mr. Archbald Drummond the fecond, Mr. 
James the third, &c. and daughters 

Mr. Archbald Drummond was minifter of Ochterarder. He 
married firft Sufanna Douglas, daughter to the laird of Dallenie, in 
Nithifdale ; the fecond time to Jean Drummond, natural daughter to 
William Earle of Roxburgh, but had no children. He was generally 
beloved by all that knew him, and particularly by all in the parifh, 
where he ferved, fuch was his mild temper and pleafant converfe, that 
he oblidged every man, and never difoblidged any : he was profundly 
learned in maters of antiquitie, and a great mafter, not only in the 
original languages of the fcripture, bot alfo in all the heads of polemi- 
cal and pofitive theologie, and yet had fo plaine a way of expreffing 
his deepeft thoughts when he fpoke to the people, that the mean eft 


capacities underftood him. He dyed at Aberuthven the 22d of 
January 1680, and was hurried in his firft wife's grave at Innerpeffrie. 

His brother, Mr. James Drummond, minifter at Muthull, a man 
every way qualifyed for the miniftrie, and ane ornament of the clergy 
in the country where he lived. They were tuo brothers, hardly to be 
paralelled either in moralls or minifleriall gifts, theire lives being as 
exemplary virtous as theire doctrine was powerfull to perfuade : in a 
word, they were tuo excellent fones, worthy of fo good a father. Mr. 
James, their father, haveing betaken himfelfe whollie to the minifteriall 
function, difponed the inheritance of Deanftown to his brother, Mr. 
Harie Drummond, and dyed in Fowlls, November 10. 1634, where 1634. 
he was burried. 

He had ane other brother, Mr. Patrick Drummond, who was a 
preacher in England, near Newcaftle ; where he dyed and left his 
fones, of whom we have not any accompt. 

7. Mr. Harie Drummond was the feventh laird of Deanftown ; he 
married Helen Atchefon, daughter to the laird of Goffoord, ane 
ancient familie in Eaft Lothian, and begot with her a fon, John 
Drummond, who fucceeded. Mr. Harie was a fharp man, and very 
active in the affaires of William laft Earle of Monteith, when he was 
cheife minifter of ftate to King Charles the Firft in Scotland. 

8. John Drummond, now of Deanfton, married Elifabeth Dog, 
daughter to David Dog, laird of Ballengrew, ane old family in 
Monteith, whofe prediceflbrs got that name for being huntfmafter 
to the King. John is Stuart-deput of Monteith for the Earle of 
Murray, and hes only a daughter, Ifobella Drummond. 





Drummonds 1. James Drummond, third fone to Sir Malcolm Drummond of 
vauchter. Cargill, was ftyled laird of Coldoch and Ballochard. I doe not find 
whom he married ; bot his fone was Malcolm Drummond, called 
Mackie of Kilbryd, and his daughters, the firft Drummond, 

married to John Bane Drummond of Innerpeffrie, of whom mention 
fhall be made in his own place. The fecond daughter was Janet 
Drummond, married to Edmund Chifolme, the firft of the houfe of 
Cromlix ; whofe offpring, being fo oft to be fpoken of becaufe of the 
frequent matches betwixt the Drummonds and Cheefohns, fhal have 
a paragraph apart in the tenth partition. The third daughter of 
James Drummond married Sinclair of Galdermore, forbear 

to Edward, William, and Henrie Sinclairs of Galdwalmore and 

2. Malcolm Drummond, the fone of James, called Mackie of Kil- 
bryde, married a gentlewoman called Graham e ; begot James Drum- 
mond and Gavine Drummond of Kildees. 

3. James Drummond, the fone of Mackie of Kilbryd, begot 
Alexander Drummond upon Elifabeth Cheefolm, daughter to Bifliop 
William Cheefolm. 

4. Alexander Drummond, the fone of James, begot a fone William 
Drummond of Corrivauchter : I find Alexander Drummond, in anno 
1577, and William, his fone, in anno 1588, both ftyled of Megore. 

5. William Drummond of Corrivauchter, the fone of Alexander, 
married a daughter of George Drummond of Balloch, and begot 
Patrick Drummond. He fold the lands of Port and Yle to Patrick 
Lord Drummond. 


6. Patrick Drummond of Corrivauchter, the fone of William, 
married Dorothea Stewart, daughter to John Stewart of Fofs in 
Athol, and begot William Drummond. He was ane ill manager of 
the fortune left him by his forbeares, for he debauched and fpent all. 

7. William Drummond, the fone of Patrick, was a foldier in all the 
late wars in Ireland and Scotland. He attained to the degree of a 
ferjeant-major to a regiment under command of General Thomas 
Dalyell. He married Elfpet Lidderdale, daughter to the laird of He 
at Kirkcubright, and begot a fone John Drummond. 

Drummonds of Kildees. 

1. Gavine Drummond, the fecond fone of Mackie Drummond of Drummonda 

of Kildees. 

Kilbryd, was the firft of the houfe of Kildees. He married Jean 
Strageth, daughter to the laird of Strageth, and had a fone called 
George Drummond. 

2. George Drummond married Margaret Thomfon, relict of 
Drummond of Boreland his father. Gavin was killed at the feild of 
Pinky, 1547, in defence of David Lord Drummond, his cheife, who 1547. 
narrowlie efcaped. George, alias Gavine, had many fones ; the eldeft 
Gavine who fucceeded; George who lived and dyed at Drummond of 

the Lennox; John at Queenlbrug in Spruce; David, called 'Glauren 
Davie,' gentleman pensioner to King James the Sixth ; whofe fone John 
was a Poitemafter under Major-General Hurrie, when his army was 
beat by the Marquis of Montrofe at the fight of Oldearn; after which 1645. 
defeat, Hurry, to palliat his bad conduct, accufed the Rutemafter as 
if he had kept correfpondence with the enimie, and fo occafioned the 
lofs of the battle, for which he made a facrifice of him, and caufed 
fhoot him to cloak his own fault. 



in Cuilt. 

James Drummond, the youngeft fone of George Gavine, was the 
firft of the Drummonds in Cuilt. His fones were James, who lived 
there after him, and Andrew in Strageth. James had fones, Mr. 
John Drummond, minifter at Monzie, and George Drummond. 
Andrew, James' brother, had fones, James and George Drummonds. 

3. Gavin Drummond, eldeft fone of George Gavine, married Elfpet 
Murray, only daughter of Andrew Murray of the Kildees. He had 
many fones ; John, who fucceeded, James, William, and Gavin 
Drummonds, who all dyed without any fucceffion. David Drum- 
mond, the youngeft, was a Livetennant-Collonel in the fervice of the 
great Zaar of Mufcow ; and left there a fone Jacob Drummond, a 
collonell of horfe, and two daughters. 

4. John Drummond of Kildees married Elfpet Bane, daughter to 
Andrew Bayne of Findal, and had three fones, Mr. James Drum- 
mond, who fucceeded, Gavine, and Mr. John Drummond, who dyed 
a preacher in England. Gavine, the fecond fone, married Jean 
Oliphant, fifter to Sir Laurence Olyphant of Gafk, relict of John 
Drummond of Pitzallonie ; and begot a fone Gavine Drummond, 
laird of Belliclon. He married Elifabeth Oliphant, daughter to Sir 
Laurence Oliphant of Gafk, and begot Gavin and Lilias Drummond. 

5. Mr. James Drummond, the fone of John of Kildees, married 
Lillias Drummond, daughter to John Drummond of Pitzallonie, and 
had four fones ; John, now of Kildees, James, George, and Laurence 

The Family of Drummonerinoch. 

of Drummo- 

1. Thomas Drummond, the fourth fone of Malcolm Drummond of 
Cargill, was the firft laird of Drummon-Irenoch. In his time that 


unluckie action of burning the kirk of Monyvaird fell out; after 
which he being in the Caftle of Drummond in company with his 
nephew David Drummond, fecond fone to John Lord Drummond, 
and brother to Malcolm, then mafter of Drummond, the hous was 
rendered to King James the Fourth ; bot this Thomas Drummond, 
refufeing to give himfelfe up with the reft upon fuch unfecure 
tearmes, (feareing what happened foone after,) leaped over the caftle 
wall, and fo efcaped into the wood clofs befyde the hous, and was for 
that and fome other bold pranks called 'Tom unfained.' He fled firft 
to Ireland, thereafter to London, where he procured favor from King 
Henrie the Seventh of England ; by whofe mediation and interceffion 
he got a pardon from King James the Fourth. After that he returned 
to Scotland, and flayed at Kincardine with his neece Annabella Drum- 
mond, daughter to John Lord Drummond, and lady to -William, then 
Lord Grahame, who gave to this Thomas Drummond the lands of 
Drummondirenoch, (which lignifies the Iriih Drummonds lands,) 
formerly called Waigtowne. He married Scot, daughter to the 

laird of Monzie, who had to him many fones ; firft, Thomas, who 
fucceeded ; Mr. James Drummond, called James of Ward ; third, 
David Drummond, who married the heretrix of Culqualzie, Margaret 
Inglis, of whom mention is made before ; fourth, Walter Drummond 
alias Freer Drummond ; fifth, Gavine Drummond ; and the fixth, 
Gilbert Drummond. I find this Gilbert was a natural fone of 
Thomas Drummond's, and the firft of thefe Drummonds called of 

2. Thomas Drummond of Drummonerinoch, the fone of 'Tom 
unfained,' wes the fecond laird. He maried Duncan M'Kingie's 
daughter; he had bot one fone, called John Drummond, who fuc- 
ceeded to him, and divers daughters. I find this Thomas upon an 

affife at a court holden anno 1532. 1532. 

3. John Drummond, the fone of Thomas Drummond of Drum- 


monderinoch fucceeded. He married James M'Gruder's daughter, 
and had three fones ; firft, John, who fucceeded to his father ; the 
fecond, David Drummond, who for his quantity was called 'Mikel 
Davie ;' he was author of the family of Innermay ; the third, and 
youngeft fone was Thomas Drummond of Pitcairnes ; and a daugh- 
ter, married to James Stuart of Ardvorlich's father. 

4. John Drummond of Drummond Irenoch, fone to the former 
John, was the fourth laird ; he married Livingfton, daughter to 
the laird of Glentirran, and had fones and daughters. His eldeft fone 
was alfo John, who fucceeded ; Thomas and Oliver dyed young with- 
out children ; David, the youngeft fone of John, was called ' Davie of 
the vault,' and was the firft of the Houfe of Comrie. John Drum- 
mond, the father of thefe children, was killed by the Clangreigors, 

1589. anno 1589. 

5. John Drummond of Drummond Irenoch, the fone and air of 
John, killed by the M'Greigors, married Iffobel Pitcairnes, ane gentle- 
woman near Abernethie, and had fones and daughters ; the eldeft fone, 
David Drummond, fucceeded ; the reft dyed without lawfull children. 
John married to his fecond wife, Ibret, widdow of the lard of 
Cultobregane, and begot Robert Drummond, and daughters. 

6. David Drummond of Drummond Irenoch, fucceeded to the 
For this ac- former John, and was the fext laird. He married Margaret Drum- 
original of this mond, daughter to Patrick Drummond of Maler, who was mother- 
se™ authors^ bairns with David Drummond of Innermay. This David had three 
from tLm- fones ; the firft David dyed young, the next, James, who fucceeded 
somTothers to David, and Patrick Drummond, the youngeft, now liveing at 

there are who t^ i i 

relate it far Dalchome. 

fitfd^penes 7. James Drummond of Drummonderinoch, the fone of David the 
legentem. feventh laird, married Margaret Smyth, fifter to Patrick Smyth, laird 

of Methven, and lies with her tuo fones, James and David Drum- 

monds, and a daughter, Catherine. 


The Familie of Innermay. 

1. David Drummond, fecond fone to John Drummond, the third Drummonds 

of Innermay. 

laird of Drummond Irenoch, was the firft of Innermay. He married 
Elifabeth Abercrombie, daughter to the laird of Caffie and Frofk, 
whofe brother was Sir Patrick Abercrombie, famous at the court of 
England for extraordinary danceing. David Drummond had with 
the faid Elizabeth, tuo fones, David, who fucceeded, and Mr. James 
of Cultmalundie, and three daughters ; the firft, Iflbbel Drummond, 
married Mr. James Grahame of Monzie, the fone of Patrick Grahame 
of Inchbrakie, by a fecond wife. Mr. James had with Ifiobella a 
fone, George Grahame, called of Pitcairnes, who married 
Rollo, daughter to Sir John Rollo of Bannockburn, and had children. 
Jean Drummond, the fecond daughter to David Drummond of Inner- 
may, married Mr. James Pearfon, laird of Kippenrofs, and dean of 
Dumblane ; fhe had to him tuo fones and a daughter : James, the 
eldeft fone, now of Kippenrofs, married Rollo, daughter 

to Sir John Rollo of Bannockburn, and hes tuo fones and three 
daughters. Alexander Perfon, the lady Kippenrofs' other fone 
followed the wars, and is now ane officer in the Earle of Dumbartons 
regiment in Tangeires. Jean Perfon, the ladyes daughter, married a 
gentleman of the houfe of Tofts, in the Mers, called James Belfhes. 

Margaret Drummond, third daughter to David Drummond of 
Innermay, married Sir George Mufchet of Burnbank, laird of that 
ilk ; and had with her James Mufchet, who dyed. 

2. David Drummond of Innermay, the fone and air of David, the 
firft laird, wes the fecond laird of Innermay. He married Helen 
Cheefolm, daughter to the laft Sir James Cheefolm, land of Cromlix ; 


with her he had tuo femes ; David, who fucceeded, and James, qui 
difficulter frugi faciet, and three daughters. The firft, Jean Drum- 
mond, married Mr. William Oliphant of Coltewcher, and had 
children, David, Ifobella, Margaret, and Catherina Oliphants ; Jean 
Drummond, lady Coltewcher, married a fecond hufband, Thomas 
Stuart of Ladywell, and hes to him a daughter, Amelie Stuart. 

David Drummond's fecond daughter, Elfpet Drummond, married 
David Drummond of Comrie, and hes to him children, James, David, 
and Thomas Drummonds. His third daughter, Margaret Drum- 
mond, married Paul Dog of Ballengrew, ane old family in Monteith, 
and hes children. 

David Drummond of Innermay, fiar fone to the former David, 
married Annabella Rollo, daughter to Sir John Rollo of Bannock - 
burn, and hes with her a fone, David. 

The Family of Cultmalundie. 

Drummonds 1« Mr. James Drummond, fecond fone to David Drummond, firft 
of cuitmaiun- laird of Innermayj was the firft of Cultmalundie. He married 

Elifabeth Stuart, daughter to Mr. Harie Stuart, brother to Sir 
Thomas Stuart of Garntulhe ; ihe had to him tuo fones, David, who 
fucceeded, and John Drummonds ; and three daughters, Jean, Anna, 
and Helen Drummonds. 

2. David Drummond, now of Cultmalundie, the fone of Mr. James, 
yet a minor, but very hopeful. 


The Familie of Pitcairnes. 
1. Thomas Drummond, third fone to John Drummond, third laird Drummonds 

of Pitc3iirn6s 

of Drummond Irenoch, married heretrix of Pitcairnes, and hes 

with her only tuo daughters ; the firft Margaret Drummond, who 
was nexte heretrix, and married William Drummond, fecond fone to 
Harrie Drummond, the firft laird of Riccarton ; the other, Lilias 
Drummond, married to Patrick Drummond, a fone of Patrick 
Drummond, laird of Carnock, who, for his great bulk, was commonly 
called Meikel Patrick ; he had fones, and a 

daughter, Jean Drummond, married to Andrew Naper at Burnbank. 
William Drummond of Pitcairnes, the fecond fone of Harie Drum- 
mond, firft laird of Riccartowne, in right of his wife Margaret Drum- 
mond, was the fecond of the Drummonds of Pitcairnes. He begot 
with her 

The Familie of Comrie. 

1. David Drummond, the youngeft fone of John Drummond, the Drummonds 
fourth laird of Drummonerinoch, was the firft laird of Comrie. He 
married Margaret Hay, daughter to George Hay of Pitfowre, and 

had with her a fone, David, who fucceeded, and tuo daughters ; Jean 
Drummond, married to Robert Stuart of Ardvorlich, who had to him 
tuo fones and tuo daughters ; and Anna Drummond, married to 
James Stuart in Balwhidder, who hes children. 

2. David Drummond of Comrie, fone and air to the firft David, 
married Elfpet Drummond, daughter to David Drummond of Inner- 




may, and fecond laird thereof: he dyed young, and left children 
David, James, and Thomas Drummonds. 

3. David Drummond, now of Comrie, the fone of the former 
David, fucceeded to a good father, and is yet to give teftimonie, if 
alfo to his vertues. 




Achlaick Drummonds. 

of Achlaick. 


Gilbert Drummond, a natural fone of the firft Thomas Drummond 
of Drummond Irenoch, begot a fone John Drummond. John 
Drummond, the fone of Gilbert, had four fones ; the eldeft Walter 
Drummond ; the fecond George Drummond, dyed without ifhew ; 
the third Patrick Drummond, killed by the laird of Lenie; the 
fourth James Drummond, killed at Prefton bridge, in England, 
under the Duke of Hamilton's armie, in anno 1648. 

Walter Drummond, the eldeft fone of John Drummond, had fones 
John Buy Drummond, and Patrick Drummond in Brackly. John 
Buy had no children ; bot Patrick had a fone Walter Drummond, 
now in Brackly. 

It may be faid of thir Drummonds of Achlaick, that as they are 
baftards in nature, they are no lefs in vertue. 

The Drummonds of Smithiestowne. 

Drummonds Andrew Drummond, fifth fone to Sir Malcolm Drummond of Car- 
ftowne. gill, and brother to John Lord Drummond, got for patrimonie from 


his father the lands of Smithieftown, in the barronie of Cargill. He 
begat a fone William, who had a wadfet upon Cargil, and thereupon 
was called William Drummond of Smithieftown and Cargill. This 
William Drummond had tuo fones, Patrick and George Drummonds; . 
to Patrick he gave Smithieftown, and to George the wadfet of Car- 
gil, who was otherwayes defigned of Halholl. William Drummond 
of Smithieftown had the manadgement of the lands of Stobhal and 
Cargil, in the minoritie of David Lord Drummond, from Sir Robert 
Barton, donator to the waird, from the year 1519 to the time of 
David Lord Drummond's age of majoritie. 

Patrick Drummond of Smithieftown, the fone and air of William, 
had a fone called John Drummond ; and John had a fone called 
Robert Drummond of Smithieftown ; which Robert difponed the 
inheritance to John Earle of Perth ; fo that he left his fone William 
Drummond in a mean condition. 

George Drummond, the fecond fone of William Drummond of 
Smithieftowne, had a fone defigned Laurence Drummond of Brunti- 
hill, whom I find mentioned in feveral papers. Laurence had a fone 
William Drummond of Bruntihill ; he fold the pofleffion alfo to John 
Earle of Perth about the year 1635. 1635. 

William Drummond had a fone called David Drummond, now of 

Of Marion Murray, Sir Malcolm Drummond's Lady. 

[a blank in the manuscript.] 


Concerning John, the sone of Sir Malcolm Drummond, the 

first Lord Drummond. 


John Lord John Drummond, the eldeft fone of Sir Malcolm, fucceeded to his 

the twelfth father, and wes in order the twelfth cheefe of the familie. He was 


flylled John Drummond of Cargill, untill King James the Third, anno 
1487. 1487, created him a Lord of Parliament ; about which time the Hume, 
Olyphant, Creichton of Sanquair, Hay of Yefter, and Ruthven of 
that ilk, were alfo made lords. He married Lady Elifabeth Lindlay, 
daughter to David Lindfay, Earle of Craufurd, who was weell known 
by the designation of ' Earle Beardie, or beard the beft of them ; ' he 
begot with her three fones, Malcolm, who dyed young; William 
Drummond, the fecond, called the Matter of Drummond ; and the 
third John Bane Drummond ; and five daughters, the firft Margaret, 
the fecond Elifabeth, the third Eupheme, the fourth Annabella, and 
the fyfth Sybilla Drummonds ; fhe died a maid. Of his younger fones 
and daughters and theire offpring mention Ihal be made in this Parti- 
tione. We told yow in the Second Partition how Maurice Keer 
Drummond, the laft of the barrons flylled of Concraig, difponed moft 
part of his lands, with his offices of Stuart of Strathern, &c. Coroner 
Keeper of the Northkathkend of Ochtermuthull, forreftries of Strath- 
ern, efcheats, forfaultures, and fees thereto belongeing, to John Drum- 
mond of Cargill, all refigned and furrendred in the hands of King James 
the Third, his fuperior, in the 13th year of his reigne, for a new infeft- 
ment to be granted in favors of this John Drummond of Cargill, his 
1473. cheefe : this refignation was made at Edinburgh, in the 1473 ; and in 
the following year Winfridus de Moravia, of Abercarny, fheriffe-deput, 


upon a precept directed to him from the Chancery, gave feafine of the 
forenamed offices, &c. to the faid John, be deliverance of a whyte rod. 
The charter granted be King James the Third, anno 1473, is confirmed 
be King James the Fourth 1488 ; whereupon he altered his old refi- 1488. 
dence from Stobhal to Strathern, and there, in the year 1491, by a 1491. 
fpecial licence from King James the Fourth, under his own hand and 
feal, built the ftrong caftle of Drummond ; to which, in the year 1508, 1508. 
being the 20th of King James the Fourth, he mortifyed the Collegiat 
Kirk of Innerpeffrie, with ane aliment to the Provoft thereof, and 
eftabliftied it as a burial place for the familie in all time comeing ; 
nominateing Walter Drummond Provoft, and ordaineing Walter 
Drummond of Broich, John Drummond, Maurice Drummond of 
Pitzallonie, with divers others, to give him inftitution and pofleffion. 
The witneffes to the inftrument are John Drummond, the Lord's 
lone ; Walter Drummond of Ledcreefe, his uncle ; and John Drum- 
mond of Pitzallonie younger. 

In the year 1484, John Lord Drummond, was imployed by King 1484. 
James the Third, as one of his commiffioners, in company with Colin 
Earle of Argyle (Lord Campbel) Chancellor of Scotland, William 
Elphingfton Biftiop of Aberdeen, Robert Lord Lyle, Laurence Lord 
Olyphant, Archbald Quytelaw Archdeacon of Lothiane Secretary to 
the King, and the Lyon King at Armes Duncan Dundas, all of Ins 
Majeftie's privy councell, to meet at Nottinghame with John Biftiop of 
Lincoln Lord Chancellor of England, Richard Biftiop of St. Afaph, 
John Duke of Norfolk, Henrie Earle of Northumberland, Thomas 
Lord Stanley, George Lord Strange, John Gray Lord Powes, Richard 
Lord Fitftiugh, John Gunthorp Keeper of the King's Privie Seal, 
Thomas Barrow Mafter of the Rolls, Sir Thomas Bryan Lord Cheife 
Juftice of the Common Pleas, Sir Richard Ratclifte, William Catiby 
and Richard Salkeld, efquyers, all deputed by King Richard the 
Third of England, to treat upon a ceflation of armes a perfect amitie 


and inviolable peace ; which they concluded, to ftand betwixt the tuo 
realmes for the fpace of three yeares, to begin September 9th 1484 
and continow to September 1487. 

I find, in the year 1474, before John was made Lord, ane indenter 
betwixt him and Coline Earle of Argyle, wherein John oblidges him- 
felfe, that his eldeft fone Malcolm, Mafter of Drummond, fliall marry 
Lady Iflbbella Campbel, the Earles daughtei*, both then under age ; 
and in cafe of failzie, by death or other chance, the next fone and 
next daughter to be fubftitute for makeing up the marriage, for which 
end John provydes for maintinance to his fone, the ten merk lands of 
Fenwick, twenty merk lands of Cafhlie with the miln, lyand in the 
earledome of Lennox and fhire of Sterlyne : Witnefies, Andrew Stuart 
Lord Evendale Chancellor of Scotland, William of Drummond, Robert 
of Drummond, &c. This Malcolm, Mafter of Drummond, dyed before 
the fulfilling of this contract, and his brother William came in his 

1474. place, for the contract is dated 1474 ; and in a charter granted by John 
Lord Drummond, a year before he was made Lord, 1486, to Walter 
Drummond of Ledcreefe, his uncle, one of the witnefies, ftands thus : 
testibus Willielmo Drummond, jilio meo et haerede apparente. 

John Lord Drummond, was made Juftice General of Scotland, but 
fo deeply ingadged in friendfhip with the familie of Douglas, with 
whom he joyned on a ftrict allyance, by giveing one of his daughters 
in marriage to George Douglas, fone and air to Archbald Earle of 
Angus, fyrnamed, ' Bel the Cat ; ' that he run many hazards upon 

1482. theire accompt ; for in the year 1482 he affifted them to purge the 
court at Lauder of fome unworthie obfcure plebeian perfones, who 
had abufed and mhgoverned King James the Third ; whereof Robert 
Cochran, from being a mafon and furveyor of the King's buildings, 
wes made Earle of Mar, William Rogers of a mufician, made a knight, 

1488. and James Homyl were principal; and, again, in the year 1488 he 
was, by the Earle of Angus, ingadged, amongft the confederat lords, 


with the Sone againft the Father at the Sauchenfoord befyde Sterline ; 
bot foone after he gave lingular evidences of his loyaltie and fidelitie to 
King James the Fourth, while he was bot about fixteen years of age, 
when the Earle of Lennox, Lord Lyle, and a great power of theire 
faction, drew together in a hoftile maner againft the King, upon pre- 
text that he had unlawfullie taken armes againft his Father ; bot in 
effect rageing with malice that others were admitted to his intimat 
favor, and they neglected, for which they defigned to put him from the 
crown ; and to that purpofe had marched with a confiderable force 
from the weft towards the river Forth, for joyning theire confederats, 
the Earle Marifchal, the Lord Gordon, and Alexander, Lord Forbes, 
who, upon the point of a lance, difplayed the fhirt of the flaughtered 
King purpled with his own blood, inviteing the countrey as by ane 
herauld to revenge the murther, all advanceing from the north. The 
Lord Drummond, with his own freinds, domefticks, and a few 
volunteeres, valiantly afTaulted the Earle of Lennox camp lying at 
Tillimofs, befyde Touch, upon the river ; and haveing good know- 
ledge of the foord to which his own lands adjoines, he gave them fuch 
a defeat, that theire party never more appeared in that quarrel ; for 
which fervice the King not only treated him with great kindnes and 
familiaritie, bot alfo rewarded him with the barronie of Drummond 
in the countie of Monteith. 

John Lord Drummond, was a great promoter of the match betwixt 
his own grandchild, Archbald Earle of Angus, and the widdow queen 
of King James the Fourth, Margaret Teudores, for he caufed his own 
brother, Matter Walter Drummond's fone, Mr. John Drummond, 
dean of Dumblane, and perfon of Kinnowl, folemnize the matrimonial 
bond in the kirk of Kinnowl in the year 1514. Bot this marriage 1514. 
begot fuch jealoufie in the rulers of the ftate, that the Earle of Angus 
was cited to appear before the Councel, and Sir William Cummin of 
Inneralochy, knight, Lyon King at Armes, appointed to deliver the 


charge ; in doeing whereof, he feemed to the Lord Drummond to 
have approached the Earle with more boldnes then difcretion, for 
which he gave the Lyon a box on the ear ; whereof he complained to 
John, Duke of Albany, then newly made governor to King James 
the Fifth, and the governor to give ane example of his juftice at his 
firft entry to his new office, caufed imprifon the Lord Drummonds 
perfon in the Caftle of Blacknefs, and forfault his eftate to the crown 
for his rafhnefs. Bot the Duke confidering, after information, what 
a fyne man the Lord was, and how ftrongly allyed with moft of the 
great families in the nation, wes well pleafed that the Queen-mother, 
and Three Eftates of Parliament, mould interceed for him ; fo he was 
foone reftored to his libbertie and fortune. 

John Lord Drummond was a wife, active and valiant nobleman, 
famous in all our hiftories wrytten be Hector Boetius, Edward Hal, 
George Buchannan, Raphael Holinfhed, Bifhop John Leflie, Sir 
Thomas More Lord Chancellor of England, &c. He lived with the 
Kings James the Third and James the Fourth, did fee the third 
generation come of himfelfe, and haveing paft the age of eighty, dyed 
in his own caftle of Drummond, and was honourablie interred in his 
1519. own burial place at the collegiat kirk of Innerpeffrie in the year 1519. 
He left behind him his Advyce to his pofterity, worthie to be 
recorded ; and it is heire fet down coppied verbatim from his own 

"John Lord Drummond's counsel and advyce to his Suc- 
cessors, who, by Gods providence, are to inherit his 
Lands and Estate. 

" Imprimis, he wills them ftudy to ken themfelves, the countrey they 
live in, and the laws thereof, whom they ought to obey, and to perform 


the fame truely and honeftly as it becometh men of worth ; alwayes 
craveing Gods afiftance to direct them aright, that they wrong neither 
themfelves, theire fucceffors, nor theire forbeers verteus, hot rather 
by theire own deeds to illuftrat the fame ; effhewing all intemperance 
or fleuth which may difcredit them. It being more commendable by 
honeft means to better our fortune left unto us by inheritance, then 
to diffipate the famine unworthily under falfe and unneceffary pre- 
texts of liberalitie and fuch lyke. Bot if, by civil diforders or inci- 
dent calamities, we be made unable to improve the fame, yet let us 
doe the lyklieft, ftriveing alwayes to preferve the flock from all in- 
gadgements, that juftly it be not alledged, we are degenerated from 
our forbeeres vertues. 

"Its eafie and facile to fpend, confume, and put away our patri- 
monie, bot to mantaine a good name, and live honourably as it be- 
cometh noblemen, is a more difficile talk ; expetendae sunt opes ut 
dignis largiamur, fayes the ancient. In all our doeings, difcretion is 
to be obferved, otherwayes nothing can be done aright. We fee the 
fouldier undergoes many hazards to provyde for himfelfe and his pof- 
teritie ; the advocat, the phyfician, the theologue, does the like, ever 
affecting preheminence, with means and riches to intertaine the fame ; 
fhould we not then at leaft be alfe careful as they are, to mantaine our 
eftate and condition, fo eafily befallen to us by fucceffion, as not to 
fuffer it, through fupine negligence, untimely fpending, drunkenefs, 
companionrie, or debaucherie whatfomever, to be dilapidat or bafely 
put away ; rather let us live honeftly and foberly within our felves, 
as becomes good Chriftians, then to caft away that we never wan. 

" Let our fpending be conform to our yearly rent, without diminu- 
tion of the ftock or ground right, elfe we fhal incur the blame of 
debaucherie, and fuftaine great reproach, with difreputation and lofs 
of thefe means which we never acquyred. 

" Let us looke and connder our charter kift, how many forts of 



evidents are there, what confultations with lawyers, how many con- 
tracts and obligationes of diverfe natures, with other fecurities, al 
tending to fecure us, then we will find that fuch records and monu- 
ments hes not been put there without great paines, laboures, and 
expenfles ; wherefore to dilapidate fuch wreats, mifchantly, upon fec- 
lefs and frivolous occafions, can no way be commended. Moreover, 
he by whofe mifgovernment thir miferies falls out, to the diftruction 
of his familie, fhal be mifpryfet of al men as unworthie of fuch parent- 
age, or any true freindfchap ; bot be the contraire conferving his eftate, 
he will be honoured and refpected as becomes his quality and condi- 
tion. Thir, and fuch lyk reafones, mould make us carefull to behave 
ourfelves aright, and to take diligent tent to our affaires, that they be 
no wayes mifguided till our fhame and fkaith ; bot albeit no remon- 
flrance be fufficient to correct or amend a depraved nature, yet ftiould 
we not leave off to admonifh our fucceffors of theire duty. 

Nemo adeo ferus eft, qui non mitefcere poffit, 
Si modo culturae patientem accommodet aurem. 

Perchance good may follow, and God will affift honeft intentiones 
with theire endeavoures, which is the earneft prayer of him who does 
alwayes affect the well being and {landing of his Houfe in the right 
and lineal defcent thereof. Faireweell." 

Of John Lord Drummond's Daughters. 
John Lord Margaret Drummond, his eldeft daughter, was a lady of rare per- 

Drummond, _ . _ 

his eldest fections and Angular beautie. With her, the young Bang James the 
Fourth was [fo] deeply inamoured, that without acquainting his nobles 


or councell he was affianced to her, in order to have made her his 
Queen ; but fo foon as his intention was difcovered, all poffible obftruc- 
tions were made both by the nobilitie, who defigned ane alliance with 
a daughter of England, as a mean to procure peace betwixt the 
nations, and by the clergie, who declared againft the lawfulnes of the 
marriage, becaufe they were within the degrees of confanguinitie 
forbidden by the cannon law : neverthelefs, the King, under promife, 
got her with child, which proved a daughter, and was called Lady 
Margaret Stuart. But he was fo much touched in confcience for the 
ingadgement he had made to the young lady, that notwithftanding 
the weaknefs of the royal familie, he rejected all propofitiones of 
marriage fo long as fhe lived: for he was crowned in the year 1488 1488. 
at the age of fexteen, and did not marrie untill the year 1502, when 1502. 
he was near thirty, and about a year after her death, which was 
effected not without fulpicion of poyfon ; for the common tradition 
goes, that a potion wes provyded in a breakfaft to difpatch her for liber- 
ateing the King from his promife, that he might match with England ; 
bot fo it happened, that fhe called tuo of her lifters, then with her in 
Drummond, to accompany her that morning, to wit, Lilias Lady 
Fleming, and a younger, Sybilla, a maid, whereby it fell out all the 
three were deftroyed with the force of the poyfon. They ly burried 
in a curious vault, covered with three faire blew marble ft ones joyned 
clofs together, about the middle of the queer of the cathedral church 
of Dumblane ; for about this time the burial place for the familie of 
Drummond at Innerpeffrie was not yet built. The monument which 
containes the afhes of thefe three ladyes, ftands intire to this day, and 
confirmes the credit of this fad ftorie. 

The King greeved for the death of his miftres, takes care for the 
daughter, lady Margaret Stuart, which Mrs. Margaret Drummond 
did bear him in the year 1497, and difpofes of her in marriage to John 1497. 
Lord Gordon, eldeft fone to the Earle of Huntly, a gallant hanfome 


youth new come from his travells and breeding abroad. John begat 
with Lady Margaret Stuart, Lord George Gordon, Earle of Huntly, 
and tuo daughters, the Comtefs of Sutherland, and the Comtefs of 
Athol, who was mother to the Lady Lovet and the Lady Saltoun ; 
fo that from Lady Margaret, fpoufe to John Lord Gordon, all thefe 
four families are clearly defcended. George Earle of Huntly, the 
fone of John, was killed at the batle of Corrichie, about the year 

1562. 1562. He left a fone called alfo George, who was Earle of Huntly, 

1567. and Chancellor of Scotland about the year 1567. 

Lady Margaret Stuart, the King's daughter, after the death of her 
firft hufband, was married the fecond time to Alexander Duke of 
Albany, elder brother to John Duke of Albanie, regent and govern- 
our to King James the Fifth, and had to him a daughter of her own 
name, married to David Lord Drummond ; and after that, the King's 
daughter was married a third time, to her cufine, Sir John Drum- 
mond of Innerpeffrie : the children begotten of both thefe matches, 
we dial have occaffion to mention hereafter. 
John Lord Elifabeth Drummond, fecond daughter to John Lord Drummond, 

Drummond s ° 

second daugh- married George Douglas, mailer of Angus, (which was the title in 
thofe dayes beftowed upon the Earles eldeft fones) ; George was fone to 
Archbald, ' Bel the Cat,' and had with her three fones, Archbald, who 
fucceeded ; Sir George of Pittendreich ; and a third, who was a church- 
man, William, prior of Coldinghame ; and five daughters, the firft was 
Lady Yefter, the fecond, Lady Bafs, the third, Lady Drumlanrick, 
the fourth, Lady Blacater, then Lady Wedderburn, the fifth, Lady 

Sir George Douglas of Pittendrich, was father to William [James] 
1581. Earle of Morton, beheaded, anno 1581. 

George, Matter of Angus, and his brother, Sir William Douglas of 

Glenbervie, were both killed at the battle of Flowdon with King 

1513. James the Fourth, 1513 ; where Archbald ' Bel the Cat,' theire father, 



after good counfel given to the King, and being very aged, tooke 
leave, bot left thefe tuo fones as the fureft pledges of his affection to 
his king and countrie, and proved a prophet in foretelling the event 
of that unhappie defeat. 

Elifabeth Drummonds eldeft fone, with George Douglas, Mafter of 
Angus, was Archbald the next Earle of Angus. He married firft 
Margaret Hepburn, daughter to Patrick Lord Both well, bot flie dyed 
of a child within the firft year, his fecond wife was Queen Margaret 
Teudors, relict of King James the Fourth, the eldeft daughter of King 
Henrie the Seventh of England, married, anno 1514. The Queen did 1514. 
bear to Earle Archbald, a daughter, Lady Margaret Douglas ; who 
married Mathew Stewart Earle of Lennox, and had to him Henrie 
Lord Darnly, his eldeft fone, married to Marie Queen of Scots, mother 
to King James the Sixth ; and Lord Charles Stuart, the youngeft 
fone, married to Elifabeth Cavendifh, daughter to Sir William Caven- 
difh, who did bear to Lord Charles the Lady Arabella Stuart, married 
to the Earle of Hartford. Archbald Earle of Angus married a third 
time, (being divorced from the Queen,) to Margaret daughter to the 
Lord Maxwell, bot had no liveing children by her. He had alfo a 
natural daughter, Jean Douglas, married to Patrick Lord Ruthven, 
whom he begat with a daughter of the Laird of Traquaire ; and fhe 
had to Patrick Lord Ruthven, William, the firft Earle of Gowrie, 
created by King James the Sixth, in a parliament holden at Perth, 
October 24, 1581, and made Thefaurer of Scotland, bot at laft execute 1581. 
for treafon at Sterlin, May the 4th 1584. His lady was Dorothy 1584. 
Stuart, daughter to the Lord Meffen, begotten on Queen Margaret, 
who was divorced from Archbald Earle of Angus. 

In the year 1515, John Duke of Albany wes chofen governour to 1515. 
the young King James the Fifth, bot becaufe Archbald Earle of 
Angus did not favor the election, the Governour, full of fufpicion, 
carried him no good will ; upon this accompt Gavine Douglas, bifbop 


of Dunkeld, the Earles uncle, John Lord Drummond, his grandfather, 
and David Panitier, fecretary to King James the Fourth, were all 
committed to prifon. 

1528. Again in the year 1528, King James the Fifth, haveing freed him- 
felfe from the tutorie of Archbald Earle of Angus, at a parliament in 
Edinburgh, cited, condemned, and forfaulted the Earle ; Sir George 
his brother, Archbald Douglas of Kilfpindie, his uncle, and Alexander 
Drummond of Carnock, his intimat freind ; whereupon they fled to 
England, the Earle and his brother remained fifteen yeares in exile, 

1543. and returned not untill the year 1543, a year after the Kings death, 
and then was James Hamilton Earle of Arran, Regent ; he againe 
committed Archbald Earle of Angus prifoner, who was not releived 
untill King Henrie of England fent a fleet under the Earle of Hart- 
foord, who landed at Leith very unlooked for by the Governour, and 
then he fet him at libertie. Archbald, the Earle, was a brave man, 
he behaved himfelf valiantly at Coldingham, where he faved the re- 
putation of the Scots army in bringeing of the cannon ; and at Melrofs, 
where Sir Ralph Ivers and Sir Brian Laton were defeat and flaine, 
and many Englifhes killed and taken prifoners ; and, laftly, at Pinkie, 
where he and his vantguard behaved gallantly with the lofs of many 
freinds, where Hamilton the Governour, with the mid-batle, and 
Huntlie with the rear, both deferted the feild before they came to 

1556. ftrocks. He dyed at Tantallon in the year 1556 ; he was honoured 
by Henrie the Second of France, with the order of knighthood, called 
the order of the Cockell, or of St. Michael, fent to him by a commif- 

1545. fion, with Monfieur de L'Orge, in the year 1545 ; and dyed, &c. 

Sir George Douglas, Earle Archbalds brother, fecond fone to 
George mafter of Angus, with Elifabeth Drummond, married the 
heretrix of Pittendrich in the north, called alfo Douglas ; and had 
with her tuo fones, David and James Douglafies. David fucceeded 
to his uncle Earle Archbald, who dyed without aires male, he was 


Earle of Angus not above a year. David married Elifabeth Hamil- 
ton, daughter to John Hamilton, called John of Cliddefdale, brother- 
german to James Duke of Chaftelheraut, Governour ; fhe had to 
him a fone Archbald, who alfo was Earle of Angus after his father, 
and tuo daughters, Margaret Douglas, firft lady Balcleuch, then 
Comtefs of Bothwell. Margaret had to her firft husband, called Sir 
Walter Scot of Balcleuch, a fone Walter Scot, married to a daughter 
of Ker of SeflYoord ; Walter was a Collonell in Holland, and created 
a Lord of Parliament by King James the Sixth, upon the 17th of 
May 1606. He was father to Walter firft Earle of Balcleuch, 1606. 
married to Hay, daughter to Francis Earle of Errol, who 

did bear to him Francis, laft Earle of Bucleuch, father to the prefent 
Duches of Balcleuch. Sir George Douglas of Pittendrich his fecond 
fone, James Douglas, married the Earle of Morton's third daughter, 
who was alfo Douglas, and in her right was made Earle of Morton 
by provifion ; her elder lifters being married before, one of them to 
Duke Hamilton the Governor, and the other to the Lord Maxwell. 

James Douglas Earle of Morton was Chancellor of Scotland, and a 
zealous promotter of the Reformation. He did enter in great frind- 
fhip, and run all hazard with James Earle of Murray, and after the 
Regency of Murray, Lennox, and Marre, Morton was chofen Regent 
to the young King in the year 1572 ; which office he demitted again 1572. 
in the year 1577, that the King might take the goverment in his 1577. 
own hands ; bot in the year 1580 he was accufed by Captaine James 1580. 
Stuart, fone to the Lord Ochiltree, for being airt and pairt of the 
murther of the late King Henrie. James Stuart the accufer was 
foone after preferred to be a privie councellor, Barron of Bothwell- 
haugh, Lord Hamilton, Earle of Arran, and Captaine of the Kings 
Guard ; and Morton by ane affyfe found guiltie, condemned and 
execut, haveing his head cut of by the axe of the Maiden, which 
he himfelfe had caufed make after the pattern which he had feen at 


Halyfax in England : thus ended that great man on the 2d of June 
1581. 1581. 

William Douglas, prior of Coldingham, the youngeft fone of 
George Mafter of Angus, and Elifabeth Drummond, was made 
1528. Abbot of Holyroodhoufe ; where he dyed in the year 1528. 

George, Mafter of Angus, had many daughters born him by his 
Lady Elifabeth Drummond ; one of them was Lady Yefter : Of her 
that familie, now Earles of Tueddale, are defcended. 

Another daughter was called Alifon Douglas, firft married to the 
Laird of Blacater, of that ilk ; and then, after his death, to Sir 
George Hume of Wedderburn. 

Another daughter was Lady Bafs ; ihe did bear to her hufband a 
daughter, who was Lady Whittingham. 

Another daughter was married to James Lord Hamilton, Earle of 
Arran ; fhe had to him only a daughter, married to Andrew Stuart, 
the Lord Ochiltree, who was father to Andrew, the next lord, and to 
Captaine James Stuart, Earle of Arran. The Lord Hamilton pur- 
chafed a divorce from his lady, upon confideration of confanguinitie 
within the degrees forbidden by cannon law ; bot the trew reafon 
was, becaufe (lie had only a daughter and no fonesto him. This deed 
was refented and repayed by a neece of the mother Elifabeth Drum- 
mond, Lady Hamilton, who was daughter natural to King James 
Fourth, and married to the Earle of Huntlie, as will be obferved 
afterward in the fame Partition ; for the truth of this, albeit it feemes 
not to be believed, I have divers grounds to convince me of it. 

Another daughter of George, Mafter of Angus, with Lady Elifabeth 
Drummond, was Jean Douglas, Lady Glames ; married to John Lord 
1537. Glames, called to a by name, ' Cleanfe the Caufay.' In the year 1537 
fhe was accufed, by fufpected witnefies, (if not falfe,) that fhe and her 
fone and fome others had gone about to take away King James the 
Fifth his lyfe by witchcraft ; whereupon (lie was brunt upon the 


Caftle Hill of Edinburgh, with great commiferation of the people, in 
regaird of her noble blood and Angular beautie, fhe being in the prime 
of her age, and fuffering with a mafculine courage, al men conceaveing 
that the King's hatred to her brothers had brought her to that end. 
Her fone John, who was next lord, was alfo condemned and for- 
faulted; yet, becaufe he was a minor, referved in prifon untill he fhould 
be of age to have his fentence put in execution. Bot after the King's 
death, in anno 1542, he vras againe reftored to his lyfe, eftate, and 1542. 
honor, and was father to John Lyon, Lord Glames, Chancellor of 
Scotland ; whofe fone was Patrick the firft Earle of Kinghorn, and 
married to Anna Murray, daughter to John, then Laird of Tullibar- 
dine, begot upon Catharine Drummond, daughter to David Lord 
Drummond ; this Patrick, the firft Earle, was grandfather to Patrick, 
now Earle of Strathmore and Kinghorn. The families lineally 
defcended of this Lady Glames, befydes Strathmore, are Duke 
Hamilton, Earle of Caffils, Earle of Morton, and Lord Spynie. 

Its alfo faid, that there was yet ane other daughter of that 
marriage, betwixt George Mafter of Angus and Elifabeth Drum- 
mond, and that fhe was either Lady Drumlanrig or Lady Cleefh 

John Lord Drummonds third daughter, was Eufame Drummond. Jolm Lord 


She married John Lord Fleeming, fone to Robert Lord Fleeming, third daugh- 


and had to him John Lord Fleeming, and five daughters. John 
Lord Fleeming, fone to John Lord Fleeming, by Eufame Drum- 
mond, married and had to him a fone called Malcolm, 
the next lord, and a daughter, called Fair Margaret Fleeming. She 
was firft married to the Lord Erfkine, bot had no children ; the fecond 
time Hie married William Earle of Montrofe, and had to him John 
Earle of Montrofe, firft chancellor then viceroy of Scotland ; and the 
third time married to John Earle of Athol, the father of Jock Earle of 
Athol, whofe only daughter, Dorothea Stuart, married William Earle 



of Tullibardine, in whofe right he became Earle of Athol. Jock Earle 
of Athol had alfo a lifter, married Campbel of Glenurchie. 

John Lord Drummond, a year before he was made Lord, got a 
gift of the waird and marriage of David Fleeming, fone of Robert 
1483. Lord Fleeming, from King James the Third in anno 1483. 

Eupheme Drummond had daughters to the Lord Fleeming ; the 
firft was married to William Lord Livingfton, the father of Alex- 
ander Livingfton, created Earle of Linlithgow by King James the 
1600. Sixth, upon the 28th of November 1600. He was father to Alex- 
ander Earle of Linlithgow, and James Earle of Callendar. Alexander 
was father to George, now third Earle of Linlithgow, collonel to the 
King's foot regiment of guards. 

Eupheme Drummond, Lady Fleeming, her fecond daughter, was 
Lady Jean Fleeming, married to Secretarie Sir John Maitland. John, 
the fifth Earle of Caffills, married Lady Jean, a widdow, (vide Mait- 
land) : And one of Livingtons daughters married Robert Earle of 
Roxburgh ; fhe bare to him Lady Jean Ker, Comtefs of Perth, grand- 
mother to James now Earle of Perth. Of the Lady Fleemings 
daughters are defcended the houfe of Laderdale : John Earle of 
Lauderdale had with Lady Jean Fleeming, John, fecond Earle of 

Eupheme Drummond had to the Lord Fleeming ane other daugh- 
ter, married to the Lord Sanquair, after Vifcount of Air ; of whom is 
[defcended] the [family of] Creichtoun Earle of Dumfreis. 

She had a fourth daughter, was Lady Calder, and mother to Sir 
James Sandilands, of whom is the Lord Torphichen. After fhe was a 
widdow, fhe married a fecond time to Craufurd laird of Carfe ; 

and of her all that familie who are of good accompt in Carrick are 
lineallie defcended. 

She had a fifth daughter, [married] to Cuninghaine laird of Glen- 
gamock, of whom many families of that name came. 


John Lord Drummonds fourth daughter, Annabella Drummond, John Lord 

Drummond s 

married to William Lord Grahame in the year 1479, as appeares by fourth daugh- 
an inftrument; where Sir William Hirdman, who joyned them in 1479. 
matrimonie, requyred the faid William Lord Grahame and Annabella 
Drummond to declare, if they had any impediment to hinder theire 
marriage ; under the figne of James Durrow, notar publick, of the 
forefaid date. There is a difcharge granted by Thomas Lord Erflune, 
and James Shaw of Sauchie, to John Drummond of Cargill, fome 
yeares before he was Lord Drummond, for the foume of 750 merks, 
payed to each of them for redeemeing theire gift of the waird and 
marriage of William Lord Grahame, married to Annabella Drum- 
mond, daited 1480. 148 °- 

There is alfo a charter granted to William Lord Grahame, and to 
Annabella Drummond his fpoufe, of the lands of Coull and Coulihill, 
of the date 1487, and ane inftrument of feafine. 

John Lord Drummond's youngeft daughter, was called Sibilla 
Drummond : fhe dyed a maid by getting a pairt of that breakfaft 
which difpatched tuo of her elder filters, as is before related. 

[Drummond of Innerpeffkie.] 

John Lord Drummond's youngeft fone was John Drummond, 
called to a by name John Bane, that is whyte or faire John. He 
was provyded to the baronie of Innerpeffrie and others, and married 
Drummond, daughter to his uncle James Drummond of 
Coldoch, and begot with her a fone, Sir John Drummond of Inner- 
peffrie, who fucceeded, and tuo daughters. The eldeft, Sybylla 
Drummond, a beautiful young woman, was miftres to King James 


the Fifth, who beftowed on her a title of honour, makeing her Lady 
Kinclevin; fhe was afterwards married to Sir James Herrine of 
Weftergormoch, bot had never any children, that we hear. It 
may be, that it was upon this accompt that Cambden, in his Brit- 
tannia, giveth this commendation to the ladys of the familie of 
Drummond, that for theire unparalelled perfections and beautie, 
the Kings of Scotland made choife of them for theire paramoures. 

John Bane Drummond's youngeft daughter, Iffobella Drummond, 
went north with her cufine Margaret, Lady Gordone ; where me was 
married to Gordon of Buckie, who begot with her tuo fones 

and a daughter, married to Gordon of Cairnbarrow, called 

Beffie Gordon : of her are [defcended] diverfe families of that name, 
which were called Drummond Gordons. 

John Bane Drummond's firft fone was Sir John Drummond of 
Innerpeffrie. He married his cufine, Lady Margaret Stuart, King 
James [the] fourths daughter, after fhe had been firft married to the 
Lord Gordon, and the fecond time to Alexander Duke of Albanie ; 
and begot with her four daughters, Agnes, Margaret, Jean, and Elifa- 
beth Drummonds. Agnes, the eldeft, was firft married to Sir Hugh 
Campbel of Loudun, fheriffe of Aire, and had to him a fone who fuc- 
ceeded, and five daughters ; the eldeft, Margaret, was firft married 
to Thomas Lord Boyd, of whom the now Earle of Kilmarnock is 
defcended ; the fecond was married to Cunninghame, laird of 

Capringtoun, which was a considerable familie in the ftryre of Air, 
bot now is extinct ; the third was married to the laird of Craigie- 
Wallace ; the fourth to the laird of Lochnorris ; and the youngeft 
to Ker, laird of Kerfland in Cunninghame. 

After the death of Sir Hugh Campbell, Agnes Drummond, his 
lady, being a handfome young widdow, was paffionatly beloved by 
Hugh third Earle of Eglington, Lord Montgomerie, bot the difficultie 
was he could not marrie her, for he had a lady, Jean Hamilton, daugh- 


ter to James Duke of Chaftelherauld : he communicats his inclina- 
tiones to Lady Margaret Stuart, the widdow's mother, who contrives 
a divorce to be purchafed betwixt the Earle of Eglingtone and his 
lady, Jean Hamilton, purpofely to be avenged upon the Duke of 
Chaftelherauld, becaufe he had married to his firft wife a daughter of 
George Mafter of Angus, begotten upon Elifabeth Drummond, Lady 
Margarets motherfifter, and had got a feparation from her by a bill of 
divorce upon pretence of confanguinity within the degrees forbidden 
by the cannon law ; bot in effect, either becaufe fhe had to him only 
a daughter and no fone, or out of love to Lady Margaret Douglas, 
daughter to James Earle of Morton, his fecond wife, mother to Lady 
Jean Hamilton, Comteis of Eglmgtoune. Lady Margaret Stuart was 
active in carrieing on the defigne, lent away privately to Rome, where 
a commiffion is obtained from Pope Pius V., and directed to John 
Hamilton, Archbiftiop and primate of Scotland, Legat a Latere of 
the Appoftolick fea, for trying the truth of Hugh Earle of Egling- 
tons perfute of a divorce from his putative lady, Jean Hamilton, 
becaufe they were contingent in the fourth degree of confanguinitie 
againft the cannons of the church, and had proceeded to marrie with- 
out the Popes difpenfation. Many courts were holden upon the tryal, 
bot in end, the matter was inftructed and proven by fuorn witneffes, 
and fentence pronounced by Mr. John Houfton, canon of the metro- 
politan church of Glafgow, and commirfarie there. The whole authen- 
tick procefs of this divorce betwixt Hugh Earle of Eglington, and 
Lady Jean Hamilton Ms fuppofed fpoufe, with a difpenfation for the 
Earle to marrie Agnes Drummond, widdow of Sir Hugh Campbel of 
Lowdone, granted after the divorce, is yet to be feen intire, wrytten 
in a faire hand in Latine, upon a book of fyne parchment, with all the 
particulars of the proceedings, as it wes carried on in the year 1562. 1562. 

Upon this divorce the Earle married Agnes Drummond, and begot 
with her Hugh, who fucceeded, and was killed by the Cunninghames ; 




Sir John of 
his second 

Sir John of 
his third 

Lady Margaret Montgomerie, who married Robert Seaton, firft Earle 
of Winton ; and Montgomerie, Lady Semple. Robert Earle of 

Winton was created Earle by King James the Sixth, at Holyrood- 
houfe, anno 1600, on the 14th of September ; he had by Lady Mar- 
garet Montgomerie, George, the fecond Earle of Winton. He had 
alfo Sir Alexander Seaton, who, by taylzie or adoption, fucceeded to 
the Earledome of Eglintowne, and tooke the name and amies of Mont- 
gomerie, becaufe of the defect of aires male in the fone of Hugh, the 
Earle who preceeded him. Alexander wes commonly called old Gray- 
fteell ; he married Lady Anna Livington, daughter to Alexander firft 
Earle of Linlithgow ; with whom he begot Hugh, the next Earle, 
father to Alexander, who is now Earle of Eglington. 

Agnefs Drummond Comtefs of Eglinton, after the deceafs of her 
fecond hufband, Hugh Earle of Eglington, married a third time to 
her own cufine, Patrick Lord Drummond, when they were both well 
advanced in age. About the year 1588 he difponed her conjunct fie 
lands to Hugh Earle of Eglington her fone, for a certaine foume of 
money of yearly annuity, by a mutual obligation ; to which the 
witneffes are John Drummond of Pitzallonie, Thomas Drummond of 
Corfkeplie, and William Drummond viccar of Strageth. 

Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrie his fecond daughter, Margaret, 
married Sir Mathew Cambel of Lowdon, the fone and air of Sir Hugh 
Campbel by his firft wife ; fo the father and fone married tuo fifters, 
twins. Of this Sir Mathew and his Lady Margaret Drummond are 
lineally defcended the family of the Earles of Loudon. 

Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrie his third daughter, was Elifa- 
beth Drummond, and married to Robert third Lord Elphingfton ; 
whofe grandfather Alexander was created firft Lord Elphingfton by 
King James the fourth, in the year 1510, and killed at Flowdon batle 
in the King's habit 1513. Robert Lord Elphingfton begot with his 
Lady, Elifabeth Drummond, three fones and four daughters ; the 


eldeft fone, Alexander, fncceeded and married a daughter of the Lord 
Livingfton's, with whom he had Alexander the next Lord, and five 
daughters ; Anna the Comtefs of Sutherland, the Lady Forbefs, the 
Lady Langtowne Cockburn, the Lady Airth Bruce, and the Lady 
Crommartie Urchart. 

Robert Lord Elphingfton had a fecond fone, by Margaret Drum- 
mond, called Mr. George Elphiugfton, Rector of the Scots Colledge 
at Rome. His third fone was Sir James Elphingfton of Barntowne, 
Secretarie of State, and Prefident of the Colledge of Juftice ; he was 
created a Lord of Parliament, and called Lord Balmerinoch by King 
James the Sixth, upon the 20th of February 1603 ; he married, firft, 
Sara Monteith, daughter to Sir John Monteith of Carfe, and begot 
with her John Elphingfton, who was Lord Balmerinoch after his 
father ; and, by a fecond marriage, James Elphingfton, Lord Cowper. 
Robert Lord Elphingfton had alfo by his Lady, Elifabeth Drum- 
mond, four daughters ; the Lady Towie Barclay, the Lady Findlator, 
the Lady limes, and the Lady Drumwhafel. 

Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrie his fourth daughter, with Sir John of 

1 Innerpeffrie, 

Lady Margaret Stuart, was Jean Drummond. She was married to his fourth 

J ° daughter. 

Sir James Cheeftiolm of Cromlix, and had to him Sir James, who 
fucceeded ; William Bifhop of Vafon in France, and Sir John Cheef- 
holm, and Thomas Cheefholm portioner of Buttergafk ; her daugh- 
ters were, Helen Cheefholm Lady Kinfauns, mother to Lodovick 
Lyndfay, Earle of Craufurd, Jean Cheefliolm Lady Maddertie, Agnes 
Cheefliolm Lady Marchefton, and Margaret Cheefliolm Lady Muf- 
chet. Of the family of Cromlix we fhal make mention heireafter. 

Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrie his youngeft daughter was His youngest 


Elifabeth Drummond, married to Malcolm Drummond, the third 
baron of Boreland ; of theire children mention hath been made in the 
Second Partitione, where the pedegree of the family of Concraige 
and Boreland are fet downe at length. 


[Drummond of Riccarton.] 
Drummondof John Bane Drummond of InnerpefFrie had a fecond fone, Harie 


Drummond, whofe mother was Elifabeth Douglas, a neare cufine to 
the houfe of Lochlevin. Harie was a valiant gentleman, and of good 
breeding, he ferved the French King Henrie the Second, as Captaine 
of his Archer-Gard ; after he came home, he was in good efteeme at 
the Scots court, under the Regencie of King James [the] fifth his 
relict, Queen Marie of Lorraine, and with Marie, Queen of Scots, her 
daughter ; bot he was fecretly a great favorer of John Knox, and the 
1555. Reformation ; for I find it recorded, that, in the year 1555, the Earle 
of Glencairn allured the Earle Marifchal, who with Harie Drum- 
mond, his councellor for the time, heard ane exortation, bot it was in 
the night, in the Bifliop of Dunkeld's great lodgeing, from John 
Knox ; wherewith they were all weell contented, and willed John to 
wryte fomething to the Queen Regent that might move her to hear 
the Word of God, which he did, and fent the letter to her by the 
hand of Alexander Earle of Glencairn. 

Harie Drummond married Jannet Creichton, heretrix of Riccar- 
towne, the daughter of Harie Creichton, laird of Riccarton, begotten 
by him upon his Lady Livingftone, daughter to Alexander 

Lord Livingfton, who went to France with Queen Marie. Harie 
Creichton of Riccarton had a brother, Robert, who was Bifhop of 
Dunkeld ; who fucceeded in that Sea to his uncle George Creichton, 
Bifliop of Dunkeld, of whom its wrytten, by Archbifliop Spotfwood, 
that in contraverfies of religion, which were much agitat in his time, 
he loved calmnefs and moderation, " For, faid he, I neither know the 


Old nor New Teftament, and yet I thank God I have profpered well 
enough al my dayes." 

The Creichtons of Riccarton feeme to be cadetts of my Lord San- 
quair's family ; for by Riccarton's charters, it appeares that Alexander 
Creichton, who wes laird of Riccarton, before Harie Creichton in the 
year 1506, purchaffed the lands of Pardivine, which are ftill Riccar- 1506; 
tones ; and that a little after, the Lord Sanquaire difponed to him the 
lands of Riccartone. Jannet Creichton, the heretrix, had a fifter 
married to the laird of Lochnorris, Craufurd, whofe lands foone after 
came alfo in to the family of Sanquaire, and now are pofeft by the 
Earle of Drumfriefs. 

Harie Drummond had with Jannet Creichtone five fones and five 
daughters. The eldeft fone, Harie Drummond, fucceeded to be laird 
of Riccartone after his father ; the fecond, William Drummond, in 
the year 1580, married Margaret Drummond, heretrix of Pitcairnes, 
who was the only daughter of Thomas Drummond of Pitcairnes, the 
third fone of John Drummond the third laird of Drummond Irenoch, 
as is marked in the families of Drummond Irenoch and Pitcairnes. 

Harie Drummond of Riccartone's third fone was Sir David Drum- 
mond, Supreame Judge of the Bifhop's Court of Vafon in France, be- 
longing to the Apoftolick Sea ; he was Knighted by Pope Clement 
the Eighth, about the year 1598, and came to Scotland, anno 1600, 1598. 
for great matters, to King James Sixth, concerning his Succeffion to 1600. 
the Crown of England, and for procureing a recommendation from 
the King to the Pope, to get William Cheefholm, Bifhop of Vafon, a 
Cardinal's cape ; he alfo carried back the letter to the Pope, for 
which Prefident Elphingfton was ftaged. 

Harie Drummond of Riccarton his fourth fone, Thomas Drum- 
mond, went to France, where he dyed unmarried. 

His youngeft fone, Mr. Ninian Drummond, was minifter and parfon 
of Kinnoull ; he married Margaret Creichtone, daughter to 



Creichton of Lugtowne, and had with her tuo fones, Mr. James and 
Mr. Edward Drummonds, and a daughter, Jean Drummond. 

Mr. James, the eldeft, married Agnes Graham, daughter to Robert 
Grahame of Cairnie, had bot one fone, Mr. Ninian Drummond of 
Gaffingall Wefter, married to Helen Drummond, daughter to Duncan 
Drummond of Balhadie, and five daughters ; the firft, Anna Drum- 
mond, married to Thomas Grahame, brother to John Grahame of 
Boultone ; the fecond, Helen Drummond, married to Mr. James 
Balfoure in Erroll, and had only a daughter, Agnes Balfoure ; the 
third, Annabella Drummond, married to Mr. David Young, minifter 
at Lethendie, in the diocefs of Dunkeld, and hes many children ; the 
fourth, Jean Drummoud, married to Mr. Thomas Chriftie, minifter at 
Wigtowne in Galloway, and hes children ; and the youngeft, Griffel 

Mr. Edward Drummond, youngeft fone to Mr. Ninian Drum- 
mond, married Helen Morifon, a widdow, relict of Mr. William 
Foggo, minifter at Callendar ; had a fone, Harie Drummond. 

Jean Drummond, only daughter to Mr. Ninian Drummond, perfon 
of Kinoull, married firft, William Moncreiffe, brother to the laird of 
Moncreiffe, sed propter impotentiam viri separati. She married there- 
after Mr. John Freebairn, minifter of Madertie, and had to him 
a daughter, Margaret Freebairn, married to Mr. John Murray, a 
minifter in England, who hes diverfe children. 

Harie Drummond of Riccarton's daughters were firft, Margaret 
Drummond, married to George Drummond, fourth laird of Balloch ; 
the fecond was married to the Laird of Cowftowne, Pol wart ; the 
third to the Laird of Logie, who did bear to him that famoufs 
gentleman, beheaded in Holland ; the fourth married to the 
laird of Bearlaw, Houftone ; and the fifth to the land of Badrige, 

Harie Drummond, the fecond laird of Riccarton, fone to Harie the 



firft laird, married Margaret Sandilands, lifter to Sir James Sandi- 
lands of Slamanno Muire, gentleman of the King's privie chamber, 
prediceflbr to the Lord Torphichen ; and begot tuo fones, Sir 
William and Thomas Drummonds, and tuo daughters, Jean and 
Margaret Drummonds. Sir William fucceeded ; Thomas dyed with- 
out ifhew. Jean Drummond, the eldeft daughter, married Coline 
Campbell of Aberuchell, fecond fone to Sir John Campbell, laird of 
Lawers, and had to him tuo fones and two daughters. The eldeft 
fone was James Campbell, next of Aberuchell ; he married 
Hepburn, daughter to Patrick Hepburn in Edenburgh, and had with 
her Sir Coline Campbel, now of Aberuchell. 

Sir William Drummond, the third laird of Riccarton, eldeft fone 3. 
to the laft Harie, married Jean Sterline, daughter to Sir Archibald 
Sterline of Keer, and begot with her a fone, William Drummond, 
who fucceeded, and tuo daughters ; Jean Drummond, married to 
John Buchannan of Shirrahall, bot had no ifhew, and Anna Drum- 
mond, married to Mr. Robert Naper of Kilcreuch. 

William Drummond, fourth laird of Riccartone, fone to Sir William, 4. 
married Magdalen Dalzell, daughter of Thomas Dalzel of Binns, 
cufine to the Earle of Carnwath. Her mother was Magdalen Bruce, 
daughter to the Lord Bruce, grandfather to the Earle of Elgin in 
Scotland, now Earle of Ailflberrie, in England, and a peer of the 
kingdom. William Drummond of Riccarton, begot with Magdalen 
Dalzel, three fones, Thomas, who fucceeded, Alexander and John 
Drummonds, who both dyed young unmarried, and four daughters, 
Anna and Margaret dyed maids, Catharine and Jean. Catharine 
Drummond was married to her cufine-german, Thomas Dalzel, fone 
to General Thomas Dalzel of Binns, well knowen for his loyaltie to 
the crowne, and his great fervices and fufferings for King Charles the 
Firft and Second, at home, and his famous actiones in the wars 
abroad. Thomas, the fone of General Thomas, begot with Catharine 


Drummond, tuo fones, Thomas and William Dalzells, and tuo 
daughters, Magdalen and Jannet Dalzells. 

The youngeft daughter of William Drummond, fourth laird of 
Riccarton, was Jean Drummond. 

5. Thomas Drummond of Riccartone, the fone of William, fucceeded 
to be the fifth laird ; he married Elifabeth Nicolfon, daughter to Sir 
Thomas Nicolfon of Carnock, a famoufs lawyer and advocat to the 
King. Thomas Drummond, begat with Elifabeth, his lady, tuo 
fones, Thomas Drummond, the eldeft, who fucceeded, and George, 
his brother, and three daughters, IrTobella, Magdalen, and Elifabeth 
Drummonds ; all hopefull young gentlemen and gentlewomen. 

6. Thomas Drummond, now of Riccarton, is the fixth laird. 

Off Lady Elifabeth Lindfay, John Lord Drummonds wife, of 
whom are come al the generations above mentioned, and of the 
familie of the Earles of Craufurd, her father, mention fhal be made 
when we come to Patrick Lord Drummond, who married alfo out of 
the fame familie in the 11th Partitione. 


Concerning William, Master of Drummond, Sone to John 

Lord Drummond. 


William Drummond, after the death of his elder brother, Malcolm, William Mas- 
wes the eldeft fone of John Lord Drummond, and called all his life- mond, thir- 
time Mafter of Drummond, becaufe he dyed before his father, and fo thefamiiy. 
came never to be lord ; yet is he reckned the thirteenth head of the 
family, as being the thirteenth perfon in order of generation, from the 
firft of the name. He married Lady IfTobella Campbel, daughter to 
Coline Earle of Argyle, according to the paction of agreement 
betwixt theire tuo fathers, in the year 1474, when Malcolm, his eldeft 1474. 
brother, and the Lady IfTobella, were both under age, as is fignifyed 
in the foregoeing Partition. 

William begat with the Lady Iflbbella tuo fones ; the eldeft, 
Walter, called the fecond Mafter of Drummond, becaufe he alfo dyed 
before John Lord Drummond his grandfather ; and the youngeft, 
Andrew Drummond, who was the firft of the houfe of Belliclon. 

William, Mafter of Drummond, was a gallant youth, bot very 
unfortunatly concerned in a fad and cruel action which proved fatal 
to himfelfe, and matter of fadnes and trouble to his freinds, the ftorie 
whereof were fitter to be burried in eternall oblivion then curioufly 
to be inquyred after by the pofterity; bot in refpect the reports 
thereof are various, whereby wrong may be done by the liveing to 
the memorie of the dead, et quanquam animus nieminisse korret, yet I 
judge it not amifs breefly to relate the truth of the thing as it is 
collected and delivered by ane impartial hand, from old manufcripts 
happily preferved and fain upon, and it is thus : — 


1490. There was, about the year 1490, a complaint exhibited to William 
Shevez, Archbifhop of St. Andrews, by George Murray, then Abbot 
of InchafFray, fignifyeing that, how fome of the Drummonds (whom 
he calls Satan's foldiers and rotten members) had moft barbaroufly 
killed and burned, in the kirk of Monyvaird, a number of his kinf- 
men, friends, and followers, without regaird to God or the place to 
which they had betaken themfelves as to a fanctuary and fafe houfe 
of refuge, and fupplicateing for juftice and fevere proceedings againft 
fuch outrages, &c. The names of the dead are fet down in the 
paper, which I think not neceffarie for this place. 

The Archbifhop, with a large aggravation of the cruelty of the fact, 
recommends the anathematizeing of thefe offenders to John Hepburn, 
Bifhop of Dumblane, within Avhofe diocefe the cryme was committed, 
to be performed with all the folemnities requyred in the Kubrick of 
the great Excommunication, fuch as Bell, Book, and Candell, &c. ; 
and further, ordaines the Bifhop to intimate folemly the fame Excom- 
munication to all the congregation es of the countrey ; bot it feemes, 
by the reft of the ftorie, the Bifhop was not haflie in the buflines. 
This (fayes my author) I have feen in wryte, and the tradition of all 
parties intereffed confirmes, that John Lord Drummond himfelfe was 
abfent at the time, and knew nothing of the matter, bot that only 
his eldeft fone William and Thomas Drummonds, afterwards called 
Drummond Irenoch, his uncle, with fome other freinds and dependents 
were provocked by threatning words to goe to Monyvaird, where 
fome of the name of Murray were faid to keep a meeting in defpite of 
them and theire partie. The caufe of that meeting wes the rydeing of 
the teynds (as they called it) of the Drummonds lands in the parifh 
of Monyvaird, belongeing to the Abbot of Inchaffray, called George 
Murray ; this rydeing of teynds is a kind of fevere way to confider 
and eftimate the value of the tenth fheafFe of all cornes in the time 
of harveft ftanding on the ground, and from thence to eftablifh the 


number of rentalled teynd bolls accordingly to be payed by the heri- 
tor to the titular yearly ; which rigour the Drummonds did not well 
lyke, efpecially to be done in a boafting maner, and this was the 
occafion of all the mifcheife. Bot it happened, unluckily, that in the 
fpring feafon of the fame year, one Alexander Murray, a natural fone 
to the Laird of Tullibardine, had killed Walter Drummond, barron 
of Mewie, and his tuo fones ; whereof the news comeing to Duncan 
Campbell, captaine of Dunftaffnage in Argyle, (he being in Ireland 
at the time,) who had married Iffobella Drummond, daughter to this 
Walter Drummond of Mewie : It fell out, I fay, in the harveft time 
that this Captaine of Dunftaffnage came to Lenoch, attended with a 
company of Hylanders, according to their maner, to try how the 
murther of his father-in-law might be revenged and to take care for 
the young child his wife's brother, al which is related in the petition, he 
layes hold upon this opportunity to goe in company with the Mafter of 
Drummond, and his followers, to hinder the rydeing of theire teynds. 
The Murrayes, furpryfed with theire approach, betakes themfelves to 
the kirk as the fecureft place from al danger. The Mafter of Drum- 
mond, fatyffyed that he had put them from the feild, and from theire 
defigne wes returneing home, and marched by the kirk, fome unhappy 
perfone within made a ihot, and therewith wounded or killed one of 
Campbell of Dunftaffnage his men, whereat the reft of the High- 
landers being fo inraged, could not be reftrained from fyreing the 
church, covered only with heather, and fo burned al within it. This 
inhumane barbaritie being reprefented to King James the Fourth, then 
at Sterline, he was exceedinglie offended, and goes in perfon to Drum- 
mond Caftle, whither the Mafter of Drummond and his company had 
retired. The Caftle was furrendred, the Mafter carried to Sterline, 
and there publickly execute, notwithstanding his fifter Margaret, the 
King's miftres, and the Lady Drummond her mother, had upon theire 
knees begged his lyfe from the King ; which would have been cer- 


tainely granted, if the Mother, a bold, proud, and undavyfed woman, 
had not in her paffion uttered fome bitter and unfeafonable words, 
wherewith the King was fo irritated, that he commanded juftice furth- 
with to be done upon the Mafter of Drummond, and many others of 
his freinds who were his accompliffes in that ill turn, and appointed 
alfo an auythment to be given to the wives and children of fuch as 
dyed at Monyvaird. This unchriftian action, with what had paffed 
before, tended much to the wydening of the breach betwixt the tuo 
families of the Drummonds and the Murrayes, albeit they were 
nearely allyed together, for John Lord Drummond's mother was a 
daughter of the Laird of Tyllibardine's, cheefe of the Murrayes ; 
untill it pleafed God to reconcile and cement theire hearts againe by 
new and ftrong bonds of mutual allyances one with ane other, fo that 
now they have long lived as freindly and kindly united as any other 
trybes of the nation. 

Off the Lady Issobella Campbel, married to William Master 
of Drummond, and of the family of the Earle of Argyle, 
her father. 

The Campbells were firft knights of Loch Crochan: the third 
knight called Duyne Faldarge, had tuo fones, Paul and GiUicallum. 
It was from this Duyne firft that the whole trybe are called Clan 
O'Duyne to this day. Paul, the fourth knight, had only a daughter, 
called Awah ; from her being heretrix, came the denomination Loch- 
awah, which in former time was called Loch Crochan, becaufe it lyes 
at the root of the high montane called to this day Crochan Ben. 


Gillicallom or Malcolm, brother to Paul, went to France, where he 
married the daughter of Monfieur Beauchamps, heretrix and halfe 
fifter to William the Conquerour. Malcolm begot with her tuo fones, 
Archbald and Dennys, called in the Scots tongue Gillefpick and 

Gillefpick, the eldeft, came to England with Bang William the 
Conquerour, anno 1066 ; and from thence to Argyle, where he 1066. 
married the only daughter of his uncle Paul, Awah, the heretrix : 
his name was de Beauchamp, in Latine de Campo Bello, from whence • 
grew the name Campbell. His brother Duncan or Dennis pofeft the 
eftate of Beauchamp in France. 

Gillefpick Campbell begot upon Awah, Euen ; of whom are de- 
fcended all the knights of Lochawah, in theire order. 

One of that line was Archbald Campbell, who married the heretrix 
of Lome ; his fone Coline was the firft Earle of Argyle created by 
King James the Firft. Both the father Archbald and the fone Colline 
partied the Monteiths againft the Drummonds in the time of theire 
quarrell before related ; bot either Gillefpick, or rather his fone Collin, 
married a lifter of Queen Annabella Drummonds, whereby the firft 
freindfhip was made up betwixt the Campbells and the Drum- 

The fecond Earle [of Argyle] was Archbald. The third was Collin, 
called Collin Roy; he married a daughter of Alexander Earle of 
Huntly, and begot Archbald the fourth Earle of Argyle, and the 
Lady Iffobella Campbell, married to William Mafter of Drummond. 
Archbald, called Gillefpick Dow, his fone, was the fifth Earle ; Collin, 
called Buy, his brother, was the fixth : Archbald, called Gruamach, 
his fone, the feventh. 

Archbald, the eighth Earle [of Argyle], was created Marquis by 
King Charles the Firft, at the parliament in Edinburgh 1641 ; and 1641. 
forfaulted by King Charles the Second in his firft parliament, 1660. 1660. 


Archbald his fone, was reftored to be the ninth Earle, bot in the year 
1681. 1681 wes againe forfaulted. 

The Drummonds of Belliclon. 

Beiiicion. l. Andrew Drummond, fecond fone to William Mafter of Drum- 
mond, begotten with Lady Iffobella Campbell, was the firft of the 
houfs of Belliclon. He married Jannet Campbel, daughter to the 
laird of Glenurchy, and begot with her a fone, who fucceeded, called 
alfo Andrew. 

2. Andrew Drummond, the fecond of Belliclon, married Janet 
Dickfon, the daughter of John Dickfon Laird of Ballachafter, about 
1550. the year 1550. He begot tuo fones, William who fucceeded, and 
David his brother, and a daughter, Margaret Drummond, married to 
the Laird of Buwhain Leflie, in the fhyre of Aberdeen. David 
the fecond fone, married Margaret Grahame, daughter to Edward 
Grahame of Arbenie, with whom he had tuo fones, Sir David and 
Sir Maurice Drummonds, and one daughter, Anna Drummond Sir 
David was a gentleman of great honor in the warrs of Germanie ; he 
was preferred to be Major-General by the great Guftavus Adolphus 
King of Sueden, and Governour of the ftrong town of Stettine in 
Pomerania : He married Cicile Spens, daughter to the Laird of 
Wormiftoune, bot had no chyld. Sir Maurice Drummond, his brother, 
was in good efteeme at the court of England, in the time of King 
Charles the Firft ; he married Dorothea Lowr, a near cufine to 
Algernon Earle of Northumberland, and begot only four daughters, 
firft, Henrietta Maria Drummond ; the fecond, Margaret Drummond ; 
the third, Penelope Drummond ; the fourth, 


The eldeft married, firft , and then Mafter Ropper ; 

the fecond married Mr. Carryll ; the third Mr. Ployden ; and the 
youngeft Mr. Travanie. All of them had children of good accompt 
in theire own countrey. 

Anna Drummond, the daughter of Andrew of Belliclon, went over 
to her brother, Sir David, the Major- General, to Stettine ; and was 
married to William Monnipennie, a captaine in the war under King 
Guftavus his army. 

3. William Drummond, the eldeft fone of Andrew, was the third of 
that family. He married Margaret Rollo, daughter to Sir Andrew 
Rollo of Duncrub, and begot Andrew Drummond, who fucceeded. 

4. Andrew, the fone of William, fucceeded to be the fourth of that 
houfe. He married Margaret Campbell, daughter to the Laird of 
Kethick in Angus, and begot a fone, John Drummond. 

5. John Drummond, the fone of Andrew, fucceeded to be the fifth 
laird of Belliclon ; he married &c, and begot only a fone John Drum- 

6. John Drummond fucceeded to his father John, and was the fixth 
of that houfs. He married Anna Cheeflaolm, daughter to Sir James 
Cheeftiolm of Cromlix, and had with her only a daughter, married in 
Sterline. He unworthiely fold the land, and fo extinguifhed ane 
honeft old family, whereof himfelfe was the laft of that race. 



Concerning Walteh Drummond, Sone to William, Master of 
Drummond, and Grandchild to John, Lord Drummond. 


Master of 
cheefe of the 



Walter Drummond, the eldeft fone of William Mafter of Drum- 
mond, begotten with Lady Iflbbella Campbell, was called the fecond 
Mafter, in regaird he came never to be Lord, for his grandfather John 
outlived both this Walter and his father William ; yet is he accompted 
the fourteenth head in direct line of the family from the firft. 

Walter Drummond, the fecond Mafter of Drummond, married his 
near cufine Lady Elifabeth Grahame, daughter to William Earle of 
Montrofe, about the year 1513 : he begot with Lady Elifabeth only 
one fone David, who fucceeded to be Lord Drummond. Walter 
dyed very young, and was hurried at Innerpeffrie anno 1519. 

Off the Lady Elisabeth Grahame, married to Walter second 
Master of Drummond, and of the Familie of the Earle of 
Montrose, her Father. 

The original of the name of Grahame, or as fome wryte it, Graeme 
Leslie, Oram- or Greem, is faid to be fprung from that famous Graemus who came 
to Scotland from Denmark with, and was father-in-law to King 
Fergus [the] Second. He was alfo governour dureing the minoiitie 
of that King's fone, his own grandchild, King Eugenius the Second. 
Thefe of Graemus fuccefibrs in the time of King Malcolm the Third, 



when firnames tooke beginning for diftinction of families, made choife 
of the name of theire fir ft prediceflbr Graeme or Greem for their fir- 
name. This Graemus is the firft of the name we read of, who, it 
feems, was general commander to King Fergus army when he fought 
at Carron water againft the Romans and Brittaines, commanded by 
Victorius the Roman Legat. He it was that broke down the old 
trench called Severus Wall, built from Abercorn to Kilpatrick, at the 
mouth of Clyde, about thirty miles in length, and beat the Roman 
garrifones from thence, for which notable action it got the name of 
Graemfdyke, which it retaines to this day ; this was foone after the 
400 year of Chrift. The next eminent perfon of that name was 400. 
Grahame, who, with Dumbar Earle of March, refcued this Kingdome 
from falling in the hands of the Danes, who had conquered England, 
and attempted to doe the lyke with Scotland, bot without the like 
fuccefs. The Graemes came firft to Strathern by the marriage of Sir 
John Graham of Dundaffe Muire to a daughter of Malife, fourth 
Earle of Strathern, and firft of that name ; with whom Sir John got 
the lands of Aberuthven, about the year 1242. 1242. 

In the year 1257, and eighth of Alexander the Third, in a charter of 1257. 
Malife Earle of Strathern, the fifth Earle and fecond of that name, 
mortifieing a donation to the monafterie of Inchaffray, the witnefles 
ftand thus : Robert Bilhop of Dumblane, Sir Patrick de Grahame, 
Sir John de Stryvyllin, Sir William de Moravia, the fone of Sir 
Malcolm de Moravia, &c. 

In ane other charter which begins, Malisius filius Gilberti quondam 
Comitis de Stratheren Miles, the witnefles is dominus Patricius de 
Grahme, which may be the fame Sir Patrick above mentioned. In 
ane other of William, the fone of Malife, fealled with the common 
feal of the burgh of Auchterarder, the witnefles are Sir David de 
Grahme, Sir Thomas de Faufiyde, Walter de Moravia laird of 


1292. In the year 1292, David de Grahme, Patrick de Grahme, and Nicoll 
de Grahme, are called amongft thefe who were appointed by King 
Edward the Firft of England to hear the claimes of the Bruce and 
Ballioll at Berwick. 

Not long after this, that valiant champion Sir John the Grahame, 
companion to the renowned Wallace, of whom Buchannan gives this 
character, Secundum ipsum Vallam, Scotorum longefortissimus habitus, 
wes unfortunatly killed at the batle of Falkirk ; where his tomb is to 
be feen to this day, and the place hes its name from Graemfdyke, 
Fanum Vallium, that is, the chappel on the wall, a more propper 
fignification then Buchannan's barium Sacellum. 

In the letter directed to Pope John the 22d, from the communitie of 

1320. Scotland, in the year 1320, and 14th of the reigne of King Robert the 
Firft, amongft the fubfcrivers are David de Grahme, immediately fol- 
lowing after the nobilitie, John de Grahame and Patrick de Grahme. 
In the minoritie of King David Bruce there is mention of one Sir 
John Graham, lord of Abercorn, who had a daughter Margaret 
Grahame married to William Douglas, lord of Liddifdale, called the 
floure of chivallrie, with whom he got thefe lands of Liddifdale. 
There is ane other, Patrick Grahme, provocked to a duell by ane 
Englifh man, to whom he faid, " Pray yow dyne well, for I fhall fend 
yow to fup in paradyfe." 

1400. About the year 1400, John Grahame, defygned of Dundaffe, 
married Marie Stuart, daughter to King Robert the Third, begotten 
on Queen Annabella Drummond. There is ane Indenture of the 
date 1399, in the reigne of King Robert the Third, betwixt Sir 
Patrick Graham of Kincardine, and Sir John Olyphant of Aberdagie, 
that Robin de Graham, fone of the faid Sir Patrick the Graham, 
fhal wed to wyffe, God willand, Marrion Olyphant, daughter of the 
faid Sir John, with many remarkable and Angular conditions very 
well worthie of the obferving. 


In anno 1410, after the death of King Robert the Third, Sir John 1410. 
Drummond of Stobhal, brother to Malcolm Drummond Earle of 
Marr, takes ane inftrument, in prefence of Robert Earle of Fyfe, duke 
of Albanie, and the Councell fitting, concerning fome of his lands in 
the parifli of Cargyll ; being then prefent, Walter Earle of Athol, 
Archbald Earle of Douglas, George Earle of March, Alexander Earle 
of Marr, Patrick Grahame Earle of Strathern, William Lord Grahame, 
and John, Senefcall of Innermay, &c. This William Lord Grahame 
feems to be the firft that was created lord, and it hes been by King 
Robert the Third. In a charter by King James the Second, 1446, 1446. 
createing James Lord Hamilton lord of parliament, Patrick Lord 
Graham is witnefs. (Vid. Hamilton's Papers.) About 1460, 
William Lord Graham was chofen by King James [the] Second his 
Queen widdow, to be one of the four Governours to King James the 

His grandchyld, William Lord Graham, in anno 1479, married 1479. 
Annabella Drummond, daughter to John Lord Drummond ; and in 
the year 1504, and 16th of King James the Fourth, he was created 1504. 
Earle of Montrofe, and his lands erected in an Earledom. 

His fone was alfo William the fecond Earle of Montrofe ; whofe 
daughter, Elifabeth Grahame, was married to Walter fecond Mafter 
of Drummond, the father of David Lord Drummond, anno 1513. • In 1513. 
the year 1542, this William Earle of Montrofe, enters in a bond of 1542. 
freindfhip and manrent with David Lord Drummond, to which the 
witnefles are Robert Mafter of Montrofe, and Alexander his brother ; 
bot it feems William [Robert] dyed young and William fucceeded. 

Wilham the fone of William, was third Earle of Montrofe, (William 
Mafter of Grahame married Jannet Keith, daughter to the Earle 
Marifchall killed at Pinkie), and grandfather to John the fourth Earle 
of Montrofe, who was chancellor of Scotland when King James came 
to the crown of England. He married Jean Drummond, and was 


created Vice Roy of Scotland, and injoyed that higheft honour which 
any fubject of the nation is capable of all his lyfetime. Sir William 
Graeme of Braco was his fone. William Earle of Montrofe, this 
John's grandfather had alfo other children, Alexander of Cambuf- 
kennet, William of Killeren, and Mungo Graeme of Roterns. John 
the fifth Earle, the fone of John the Vice Roy, married Margaret 
Ruthven, daughter to William Earle of Gowrie ; he performed 
honourable embaffies for King James the Sixth, and was by King 
Charles the Firft made Lord President of the Seflion, but dyed 

James the fixth Earle of Montrofe, John's fone, married Magdalen 
Carnegie, daughter to the Earle of Southefk, and was by King Charles 

1644. the Firft created Marques in the year 1644 ; then was High Com- 
miffioner and the Kings Livetenant-General over all Scotland, where, 
with a fmall flying army, he did faicts beyond beleife againft the 
Covenanters forces, which he fex times in one year beat and fcattered ; 

1650. bot was, in the year 1650, unhappily taken and diigracefully putt to 
death. Bot King Charles the Second, after his happy Reftauration, 

1660. in the year 1660, caufed raife his bones and gather his difperfed 
members, and bury them with pompe and great ftate, in St. Gylles 
church, at Edinburgh. James his fone was fecond Marquefs, and 
married Lady Iffobella Douglas, daughter to William Earle of Mor- 
ton, and relict of Robert Earle of Roxburgh. James his fone, now 
the third Marques, married Lady Chriftian Lefflie, daughter to John 
Duke of Rothes, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. 


Concerning David Lord Drummond, the Sone of Walter 
called the second master of drummond. 


David Lord Drummond, the fone of Walter called the fecond David Lord 


Mailer of Drummond, was borne before the death of his great-grand- the fifteenth 

cheefe of the 

father, John Lord Drummond. He was very young when he came famiiie. 
to be Lord, and fo fell to be the King's ward ; the gift whereof King 1520. 
James the Fifth beftowed upon Sir Robert Barton, Controller, who, 
as a worthy guardian, performed his office with great care and kind- 
nefs, for he caufed educat the minor as was fit for his qualitie ; and 
when he came to yeares of difcretion he bred him at the court, where 
the King did take much notice of him ; for in the year 1525, John 1525. 
Duke of Albany, governor, in the King's name, enters in ane obliga- 
tion with his tutor Sir Robert Barton, upon the Lord Drummond's 
behalfe, wherein he promifes to reftore him entirely, and put him in 
full poueffion of all the lands which belonged to John Lord Drum- 
mond, before his forefaulture, (which [it] feems hes not been fullie 
done at the firft,) with fome refervationes and provifions ; and, particu- 
larly, it was conditioned that David Lord Drummond fhould, when 
he came to maturitie of yeares, marrie Lady Margaret Stuart, the 
daughter of Alexander Duke of Albany, begotten with the Lady 
Gordon, after flie was firft a widdow. 

This Lady Gordon was the King's fifter, as he calls her in that 
wrytte the daughter of King James the Fourth, by Margaret Drum- 
mond, John Lord Drummond his daughter ; firft married to the 
Lord Gordon, and thereafter to this Alexandar Stuart Duke of 
Albanie, and laft of all to Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrie, of 


whom we have already made mention. Alexander Stuart, Duke of 
Albany his father, was alfo Alexander Stuart and Duke, fone to 
King James [the] Second. He was twife married, firft to 
St. Clare Earle of Orkneyes daughter, who was mother to this Duke 
Alexander ; next to the Duke of Bulloignes daughter, the mother of 
John Duke of Albany, the Governour. I find, at the Parliament 
where John was elected Governor to the young King, Alexander his 
elder brother protefted that the promotion of his younger brother 
John to that office fhould not prejudge his right to the Crown in cafe 
of the young King's death, in refpect he was the eldeft fone to theire 
father, Alexander Duke of Albanie, the brother of King James the 
Third, lawfullie begotten upon a daughter of the Earle of Orknayes ; 
and that John his brother was a younger fone begotten upon their 
fathers fecond wife, a daughter to the Duke of Bulloigne in France. 
Bot this proteftation fO difpleafed the Governour, that he refted not 
untill he had fecured himfelfe from the danger of it by cutting off all 
further hope of fucceffion from the perfon of Alexander his brother, 
for he made him a church man ; and the more to ingadge him thereto, 
beftowed tuo considerable benefices on him, to wit, the Bifhoprick of 
Murray and Abbacie of Scoone ; and yet further to content him, 
oblidged David Lord Drummond to marrie his daughter, the Lady 
Margaret ; whereupon in a maner he gelded his brother, and divorced 
him from his lady. 

Some have miftaken the mother of this lady, Margaret Stuart, whom 
David Lord Drummond married, and conceives fhe was daughter to 
Cecillia Creichton, firft Countefs of Rothefs, againft whom the Earle 
her hulband, upon fome difcontent, fued for a declarator upon the 
nullitie of the marriage, becaufe of theire too near affinity, as being 
attingent in the third degree; whereupon they were divorced, and 
Robert Leflie, the Ladyes only fone with the Earle, difinherited, and 
made laird of Findreffie, in place of fucceeding to the Earldome, 


which barronie of Findreffie continows with his pofterity to this day ; 
and that this Countefs of Rothes was, after divorce, married to Alex- 
ander Stuart, Duke of Albanie, to whom me hade the Lady Margaret 
Stuart, Lady Drummond; hot by the wreat of the date 1525, before 1525. 
exprefied, this alledgeance is fufficiently refuted, where David Lord 
Drummond's Lady is called King James the Fifth his neece. 

Befydes, in the year 1538, 1 find a charter of the King's, granted by 1538. 
John Duke of Albanie's meanes, to David Lord Drummond who had 
married his neece, as a confirmation of the eftate (forfaulted from John 
Lord Drummond, and not before this Novo damns well fecured ); 
whereby it appeares, that the mutual ingadgements made by John 
Duke of Albany for the King, and Sir Robert Barton for the young 
Lord Drummond, were punctuaUie obferved, and that it was Lady 
Margaret Stuart, filter to King James the Fifth, and widdow of the 
Lord Gordon, who, by a fecond marriage to Alexander Duke of 
Albany, was mother to David Lord Drummond's lady; who married 
about the year 1535. 1535. 

David Lord Drummond begot with his lady Margaret Stuart only 
one daughter, Sybilla Drummond. She was married to Gilbert 
Ogilvie of Purie Ogilvy, 1556. Gilbert begot with Sybilla Drum- 1556. 
mond a fone, Thomas, who fucceeded, and a daughter, Sibilla Ogilvie, 
who was married to 

David Lord Drummond, about the year 1559, after the death of 1559. 
his firft lady, Margaret Stuart, married a fecond time to dame Lilias 
Ruthven, daughter to William, third Lord Ruthven, whom he begat 
upon Jean Halyburton, one of [the] co-heires of the familie of Dirleton, 
This Lady Drummond was a beautifull perfon, of excellent pairts, 
and good breeding : fhe had to her Lord tuo fones, Patrick who fuc- 
ceeded, and James, the firft Lord Maddertie ; with five daughters, 
to witt, Jean, Anna, Lillias, Catharine and Margaret Drummonds. 

Jean Drummond, the eldeft daughter of David Lord Drummond, 


David Lord was married to John, Mafter of Grahame, about the year 1562. He 

Drummond s " 

eideft daugh- was afterward Earle of Montrofe, Chancellor and Vice Roy of Scot- 
1562 l an d- It feems this John Mafter of Grahames father dyed young, and 
before his fones marriage ; for there is a precept granted to Wilham 
Earle of Montrofe, grandfather to John Mafter of Grahame, of the 
foume of fex thoufand merks from David Lord Drummond, for the 
tocher of Jean Drummond, his daughter, fpoufe to the faid John 
Mafter of Grahame, his oe ; before witnefles, Wilham Murray of 
Tylhbardine, Alexander, Wilham, and Mungo Grahames, his fones, 
of Cambuikennet, Killeren and Raterens, George Grahame of Inch- 
brakie, Malcolme Drummond of Boreland, and John Drummond of 
1563. Pitzallonie, dated in the year 1563. 

John, who was Mafter of Grahame and Earle of Montrofe, begot 
with his Lady Jean Drummond, Comtefs of Montrofe, three fones. 
John, the eideft, who fucceeded : he married Margaret Ruthven, fifter 
to William, [third] Earle of Gowrie, and had with her James, the firft 
Marquis of Montrofe, and his filters Lady Lillias, Lady Margaret, 
Lady Dorothea, Lady Beatrix. 

Sir Wilham Grahame of Braco was fecond fone to John the Vice 
Roy with his Lady Jean Drummond: he married firft the relict 
widdow of the Laird of Luthwharne, who was fifter to Wilham Earle 
Marifchall, bot had no children. The fecond time he married Marie 
Edmonfton, widdow of the Laird of Cuninghamhead, and daughter to 
Edmonfton laird of Dunbreath ; with her Sir Wilham begot Sir 
John Grahame of Braco. He married Margaret Campbell, daughter 
to Campbell laird of Auchinbreck ; Ihe had to Sir John, fones, Sir 
Wilham, who fucceeded, James, John, Robert, and a daughter Griffel 
Grahame, married to Sir James Keith of . Sir Wilham, 

the third Laird of Braco, married Marie Cowan, daughter to Mr. 
John Cowan provoft of Stirline ; and hes to him tuo fones, Sir James, 
the fourth Laird of Braco, and John Grahame, his brother. 


John Earle of Montrofe had a third fone with his Lady Jean Drum- 
mond, called Sir Robert Grahame of Innermeath, who died without 
ifhew. He had alfo a daughter Lady Lillias Grahame, married to 
John firft Earle of Wigton. She had to him, John, who fucceeded 
to be fecond Earle of Wigtoun, James laird of Boghal in Renfrew, 
and Malcolm Fleeming, who married Helen Bruce, the widdow of Sir 
Robert Murray of Abercarny. He begat fones, John, who was ane 
officer in all the Kings warrs, Alexander and William, who dyed 
both unmarried, and three daughters, Jean Fleeming, married to 
Adam Murray of Cardon, a fone of the Laird of Stanhope ; Helen, 
who did not marrie ; and the youngeft, Marie Fleeming, who was 
married to John Grahame, commiflar clerk of Dumblane, and hes a 
fone John Grahame, and three daughters. 

Anna Drummond, fecond daughter to David Lord Drummond, David Lord 
was married to John, fecond Earle of Marr, Lord High Thefaurer of fecond daugh- 
Scotland : fhe had to him John, the third Earle of Mar. He married 
Lady Jean Hay, daughter to Frances Earle of Erroll, and begat with 
her John, the fourth Earle of Mar, and tuo daughters, Lady Elifa- 
beth Erfkine, and Lady Marrie Erfkine. Lady Marrie never married. 
Lady Elifabeth married Archbald Lord Napper : fhe had to him tuo 
fones, Archbald, now Lord Nappier, and John Napier, and three 
daughters, Mrs. Jean, Margaret, and Marie. John Napier was a 
hopefull youth, firft page to King Charles the Second, then cornet to 
his guard of horfe. He went, upon point of gallantrie, to ferve in the 
Englifli fleet againft the Hollanders, in anno , where he was 

unhappily killed by a cannon fhot, to the great regraite of all who 
knew him. Mrs. Jean married Nicolfon of Carnock, [and] had a 
fone. Mrs. Margaret married Mr. Brifbane, and hes children. Mrs. 
Marie died a maid. 

John, the fourth Earle of Mar, married Lady Jean Mackenzie, 
daughter to George Earle of Seaforth, and begot John, the fifth 



David Lord 
third daugh- 

David Lord 
fourth daugh- 



Earle, and three daughters. The firft, Lady Barbara Erfkine, 
married Marques of Douglas, and hes to him a fone Archbald 

Earle of Angus; the fecond, Lady Marie, married Earle of 

Glencairn, and hes a fone ; the thud, Lady Sophia, married 
Lord Pitfligo, and hes children. John, the fifth Earle of Mar, 
married Ladie Marrie Mauld, daughter to the Earle of Panmure, 
and hes children. 

David Lord Drummond's third daughter Lillias Drummond, wes 
married to David, thirteenth Earle of Craufurd : this was considered 
fo noble a match, that there was a tocher given with her far beyond 
what was cuftomarie in thefe times, to wit, ten thoufand merks, and 
yet fhe had no children. David had been married before to Jean 
Ker, daughter of the Lord Newbottle, bot was divorced from her : he 
was a fpender of the fortune, and a ryotous fiver ; and left, by Jean 
Ker, a daughter, Lady Jean Lindfay. 

Catharine Drummond, the fourth daughter of David Lord Drum- 
mond, wes married to Sir John Murray of Tyllibardine, and had to 
him three fones, William, Patrick, and Mungo Murrayes, and five 
daughters, Anna, Jean, Lillias who married the Laird of Grant, 
Catharina, and Margaret. Anna Murray was married to Patrick, 
eleventh Lord of Glames ; and was created Earle of Kinghorn by 
King James the Sixth, in anno 1606. He dyed at Edinburgh in the 
year 1615, and lyes burned at Glames. Patrick Earle of Kinghorn 
had a daughter, Anna Lyon, married to the Earle of Erroll ; and had 
to him Gilbert Earle of Erroll, and Margaret Lady Ker, after Lady 
Caffills. His fone John Lyon, begotten with his Lady Anna Murray, 
wes fecond Earle of Kinghorn. He married firft Lady Margaret 
Erfkine, daughter to John Earle of Marr, bot had no children that 
came to age. His fecond wife was Lady Elifabeth Mauld, daughter 
to Patrick firft Earle of Panmure. He dyed at Huntly 1647, and 
lyes at Glames. His daughter, Elifabeth Lyon, was married to 


Charles Gordone Earle of Aboyne, brother to Lues Marques of 
Huntly, who did bear to him children. 

His Lady Elifabeth Mauld being a widdow, was married a fecond 
time to George Earle of Linlithgow, and had to him tuo fones and a 
daughter. John, fecond Earle of Kinghorne, had by his Lady Elifa- 
beth Mauld, Patrick, the third Earle of Kinghorn. He changed his 
title from Kinghorn, to be now called Earle of Strathmore : he 
married Lady Helen Midleton, daughter to John firft Earle of 
Midleton, and begot children. 

Margaret Murray* youngeft daughter to John Laird of Tulhbardine 
by his Lady Catharina Drummond, was married to Sir James Hadden 
of Glenegles, the twelfth laird of that family : he begot Sir John, who 
fucceeded, and dyed anno 1624. Sir John Hadden was the thirteenth 1624. 
laird : he married Catharina Weems, daughter to the Laird of Weems, 
who after was made Earle. Sir John Hadden had with his lady, 
Catharina Weems, a fone, Johne, who dyed in the King of Suedens 
fervice in Pol, and three daughters ; firft, Jean, married to Collonel 
Hacket, and hes a fone and a daughter ; the fecond, Marie, married to 
David Brodie of Pitgeveny, brother to the Laird of Lethem ; [and] 
Iffobella Hadden, married firft to Sir Harie Stirline of Ardoch, to 
whom fhe had one fone, Sir William Stirline, now of Ardoch : ihe 
married again to Collin Mackenzie, brother to the Earle of Sea- 

Sir John Hadden of Glenegafke married a fecond time Margaret 
Frafer, daughter to the Lord Lovet, and widdow of Sir Robert 
Arburthnet. His fone Robert was made Vifcount of Arburthnet. 
Margaret did bear to Sir John, Mungo and Patrick Haddens. 
Mungo fucceeded to be the fourteenth Laird of Glenegafk ; and 
married Anna Grant, brother-daughter of the Laird of Grant's, with 
whom he had tuo fones, John and David, and a daughter Margaret. 
Mungo married a fecond time Margaret Gray, daughter to James 


Gray of Ballegarney, relict of James Grahame of Monorgan ; me had 
one daughter Jannet Hadden. 

Sir John Murray of Tyllibardine was firft created Lord of Parlia- 
1606. ment by King James the Sixth; and foone after, to wit, in anno 1606 
upon the 18th of July, he was made Earle of Tullibardine. His 
eldeft fone William Murray, Matter of Tullibardine, begotten upon 
Catharina Drummond, daughter to David Lord Drummond, married 
Lady Dorothea Stuart, daughter to John Earle of Atholl, begotten 
upon his Lady Jean Poithven, daughter to William Earle of Gowrie, 
and by her right fucceeded to the Earledome of Athol. William 
Murray Earle of Atholl begat with Lady Dorothea Stuart a fone, 
John, next Earle. He married Campbell, daughter to Sir 

Duncan Campbell of Glenurchie, and begat John who fucceeded, and 
Mungo who died unmarried. John, now Earle of Athol, was by 
King Charles the Second made Marques, anno 167 . He married 
Lady Emilia Stanely, daughter to Earle of Derby, in England ; 

and fell in, by the death of his Cufine, James Earle of Tyllibardine, 
without ifhew, to that eftate. John had with Lady Emilia Stanely, 
feven fones and three daughters, John Lord Murray, Lord Charles, 
Lord James, Lord Edward, Lord Mungo, Lord William, and Lord 
George ; Lady Charlotte, Lady Emilia, and Lady Catharina Murrays. 

Patrick Murray, the fecond fone of John Earle of Tullibardine, 
purchafed the eftate of Tullibarden from his elder brother William 
Murray Earle of Atholl, and had the title of Earle of Tullibardine, 
refigned by his brother in his favors, and confirmed by the King. He 
married and begot James Earle of Tullibardin ; who 

married Lady Lillias Drummond, daughter to John Earle of Perth ; 
bot theire children dyed before they came to be married; fo the eftate 
went to the Earle of Athol], afterwards made Marques of Atholl. 

Sir Mungo Murray, the youngeft fone of John Earle of Tullibar- 
dine, by his lady Catharina Drummond, married a brother daughter 


of David Murray of Balvaird, the firft Lord Scoone and Vifcount of 
Stormonth, who dyed without ifhew ; and fo Sir Mungo Murray fuc- 
ceeded by vertew of a tailzie to be Lord Scoone and Vifcomte of 
Stormont, hot left no children, whereby the eftate and honor againe 
returned to the family of Balvaird in Fyfe, who now are pofeffors 

Margaret Drummond, David Lord Drummond's youngeft daughter, David Lord 
was married to Sir Archbald Sterline of Keer : lhe had a fone youngeft 
James, and Jean Sterlines. Jean married Sir William Drummond us 
of Riccarton : vide Riccarton [page 155]. Sir James married 
Hume, daughter to the laird of Wadderburn, and begot Sir George, 
and tuo daughters : Marie Sterline, married to Stewart of 

Blackhal, and had tuo fones ; one who fucceeded, and ane other, 
Stuart, married to Mitchell, heretrix of Kincarrochie. 

Concerning James Drummond, Second Sone of David Lord 
Drummond, First Lord Madertie. 

James Drummond, the youngeft fone of David Lord Drummond, James, firft 
was firft called Lord Inchchaffray, becaufe of a Commendam he had tie* 
of that Abbacy ; purchafled from Alexander Gordon, abbot thereof, 
by David Lord Drummond, for a considerable foume of money, about 
the year 1560 or 61, in the beginning of the Reformation ; and by 
King James the Sixth confirmed to his fone James the Commendatoi', 
who afterward was created Lord Madertie by King James the Sixth, 
anno 1607. He married Jean Cheefholm, daughter to Sir James 1607. 
Cheefholm of Cromlix, third laird thereof. James Lord Madertie got 

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with his lady, Jean Cheefholm, the Barronie of Innerpeffrie ; which 
barronie Jean Cheefholms father, Sir James, had with his lady Jean 
Drummond, daughter of Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrie, which 
Sir John had no fones. James Lord Maddertie begot upon his lady 
Jean Cheefholm tuo fones, John Drummond, who fucceeded, and Sir 
James Drummond, the firft Knight of Machany, and four daughters, 
Lilias, Jean, Margaret, and Catharine. 

Off Jean Cheesholme, Lady Maddertie, Daughter to Sir 
James Cheesholme, second of that name, and third Laird 
of Cromlix, and the pedigree of her fathers house. 

The firft Edmond Cheefholme, a fone of the Laird of Cheefholmes houfe in 

Cromiix. Teviotdaile, defcended from the Cheefholmes of Tindaile in England, 

married firft Margaret Sinclare, a widdow, and daughter of the houfe 

of Dryden : he begot with her James and Thomas Cheefholmes. 

James was a learned and wife man, firft preferred to be chapelaine to 

King James [the] Third ; then he was fent to Rome, to Pope Innocent 

1486. the Eighth, in the year 1486 ; who provyded Mm to the bifhoprick of 

1533. Dumblane, where he dyed, and wes buried anno 1533. He had a 

halfe brother by his mother, called Sir John Ramfay of Balmane, 

page to King James [the] Third, much beloved by his matter, whom 

the King preferred at the Road of Lauder 1482, when Cocheran, 

Rogers, and Homyll were hanged over the bridge. 

Bifhop James had tuo natural fones, Mr. Malcolm and John Cheef- 
holms. Mr. Malcolm begot Mathew ; and his natural fone was Sir 
1542. John Cheefholme, Archdeacon of Dumblane, 1542. 


Thomas Cheefholme, brother to Bifhop James, and fecond fone to 
Edmond, had daughters Annas Cheefholme, Lady Newton and 
Ochtertyre ; and Janet Cheefholme, married to John Drummond of 
Pitzallonie, the fourth laird thereof, who had divers children with 
her, mentioned in the accompt of the houfe of Pitzallony. 

Edmond Cheefholme, after the death of his firft wife, married Janet 
Drummond, daughter to James Drummond of Coldoch, brother to 
John Lord Drummond, and begot with her tuo fones, Sir James, who 
fueceeded, and William, and three daughters, Jannet, Beatrix, and 
Hellen Cheefholms. 

William Cheefholm, the youngeft fone, was made Bifhop of 
Dumblane by a refignation of his uncle James, Bifhop of that fame 
bifhoprick, in the hands of Pope Clement the Seventh, in favors of 
William, who was confecrat before Bifhop James his deceafs, at Ster- 
line, upon the 14th of Apryle 1527, by Gavine Dumbar, Archbifhop 1527. 
of Glafgow and Chancellor of Scotland, George Creichton Bifhop of 
Dunkeld, and Bifhop James Cheefholme affi fling at the ceremonie. 
William Bifhop of Dumblaine had diverfe natural children, according 
to the cuftome of the clergie in thofe dayes. Jean Cheefholm, his 
daughter, begotten upon Lady Jean Grahame, daughter to William 
Earle of Montrofe, was married to Sir James Sterline of Keer, and 
had to him Sir Archbald Sterline of Keer, and James Sterline, his 
brother, killed in Dumblane by George Sinclair ; and alfo daughters, 
to wit, Elfpet Sterline Lady Marchifton, Helen Sterline Lady Dun- 
treath, Barbara Sterline Lady Pohnaife, Margaret Sterline Lady 
Houftoune. Bifhop William wafted and put away the bifliops patri- 
monie, and reduced it to a mean benefice. He dyed, and was laid in 
the Cathedral of Dumblane, in the year 1564. 1564. 

Jannet Cheefholme, the daughter of Edmond Cheefholme, begotten 
with his lady Jannet Drummond, was firft. married to John Napier of 
Marchiftoune, who begot with her Archbald laird of Marchiftowne, 


and Jannet Napier Lady Powfowlls. Jannet Cheefholme, after the 
death of her firft hufband John Napier of Marchiftowne, was married 
a fecond time to Sir Alexander Seytoune of Touch and Tyllibodie, 
and did bear to him Walter Seytoune, who fucceeded, Alexander 
and James Seytons, with feveral daughters. 

Beatrix Cheefliolme, fecond daughter to Edmond Cheefholme, was 
firft married upon John Murray laird of Strowan, and buire to him 
Alexander Murray of Strowan. Alexander of Strowan married Mar- 
garet Redheuch, daughter to the laird of Cultebrogan. She bore to 
him John Murray of Strowan, and William his brother, and a daughter, 
Sybilla Murray, who was married upon David Murray of Lochland. 

After the death of John Murray of Strowan, Beatrix Cheefholm 
his wife, married Henrie Sinclaire ; flie obtained from Bifhop William 
of Dumblane and chapter thereof, a few charter of the five merk 
land of Nether Ardoch and Drumlaw ; and had to Henrie only 
a daughter, Marion Sinclare, who was heretrix of Ardoch. She was 
married upon William Sterline, brother german to Sir James Sterline 
of Keer, the father or grandfather of Sir Archbald Sterline of Keer. 
William Sterline begot with Marion Sinclar, Hendrie Sterline of 
Ardoch, and other fones ; alfo he had daughters, to witt, Jean 

Sterline Lady Kippenrofs, Elizabeth Sterline, married to Thomas 
Drummond of Wefter Corfkepplie, and Beatrix Sterline, married 
to William Sinclar of Galdwalmore, the father of old Hendry 

Helen Cheefholm, the youngeft daughter of Edmund Cheefholm, 
begotten with Jannet Drummond was Lady Newton, and Dalgetie : 
her hufband, was called James Olyphant of Newton, and had with 
Helen Cheefholm, Margaret, Chriftian, and Catharina Olyphants. 

2. Sir James Cheefholm of Cromlix, eldeft fone to Edmund Cheef- 
holm, with his lady Jannet Drummond, was the fecond laird of that 
family. He married Lady Catharine Grahame, fifter to William, 


third Earle of Montrofe, and begot with her Sir James Cheeftiolm, 
who fucceeded, Mr. William and Mr. Alexander Cheeftiolms; and 
daughters, Barbara, Jannet Lady Kinfauns, Helen, and Beatrix 
Cheeftiolms. Mr. William Cheeftiolm, the fecond fone, was firft 
bifhop of Dumblane, for he fucceeded to his uncle, Bifttop William ; 
bot that being in the time of the Reformation, his abode was ftiort 
with that biftioprick ; then he went to France, and was made Bifliop 
of Vafon ; which biftioprick, after fome years, he demitted in favors 
of his nevoy, called alfo William Cheefholme, reteired himfelfe 
from the world, turned Carthufian freer at Grenoble, and dyed at 

Mr. Alexander Cheeftiolm, the youngeft fon of Sir James, be- 
gotten upon Lady Catharine Grahame, was parfon of Comrie. He 
married Jannet Buchannan, daughter to Walter Buchannan, natural 
fone to the laird of Lenie, and begot tuo fones, Walter and Alexander 
Cheeftiolmes, and daughters, Jean, Hellen, and Iflbbell Cheefliolmes. 
Walter Cheefliolme, the eldeft fone of Mr. Alexander, married Anna 
Drummond, daughter to Mr. Morife Drummond, the fecond fone 
of Malcolm Drummond of Boorland, whom he begot upon Agnes 
Drummond, his wife, daughter to George Drummond of Balloch. 
Walter Cheefliolme was baylie of Dumblane : he begot with Anna 
Drummond many fones and daughters. The eldeft fone, James Cheef- 
holme, dyed young ; the fecond, Alexander Cheefliolme, married Sara 
Bramftone, the widow of , and daughter to 

Francis Bramftone, foveraigne of Belfaft, a town in the north of Ire- 
land, near Carrick Fergus. She had to Alexander tuo daughters, 
Helen and Elifabeth Cheeftiolmes. Alexander himfelf hes long been 
Bayly of Dumblane. Walter the third fone, and Hendrie Cheef- 
holme, the fourth fone, were both killed in the King's fervice, in our 
late unhappie warr. Alexander, the fifth and youngeft fone, was firft 
minifter at Newbottle, and thereafter at Corftorphin ; he married 


Margaret Coult, daughter to Mr. Oliver Coult, minifter at Innerefk, 
and begot James and Jeane Cheefholms. 

Jeane Cheefholm, the eldeft daughter of Mr. Alexander Cheefholm, 
perfon of Comrie, was married to Mr. John Sinclar, laird of Ulbfter 
in Catnes, a near kinfman to the Earle of Cathnes. She did bear to 
him Patrick Sinclar, who fucceeded, and Henrietta Sinclar, married 
to Mr. William Abernethie, minifter at . Helen 

Cheefholm, fecond daughter to Mr. Alexander Cheefholme, parfon of 
Comrie, married Hendrie Sinclar of Glaffingall and Drumdowlls, but 
had no fucceffion. Hendrie Sinclar left his fortune to his nephew, 
James Sinclar. Iffobella Cheefholme, third daughter to Mr. Alex- 
ander Cheefholm, parfon of Comrie, married firft, Mr. Alexander 
Craig, laird of Rofecraig in the fhyre of BamfFe, and had children 
to him. After the death of Mr. Alexander Craig, fhe married Mr. 
Alexander Douglas, provoft of Bamffe, and fheriffe of that fhyre. 
She did bear to him Iffobella and Chriftian Douglas. Iffobella, the 
eldeft, married Cant, fone to Mr. Andrew Cant, minifter at 

Aberdeen, and hes a fone called young Mr. Andrew Cant, now min- 
ifter at the Colledge Kirk of Edinburgh. Chriftian Douglas, the 
fecond daughter, married 

Jean Cheefholme, the eldeft daughter of Walter Cheefholme, Bayly 
of Dumblane, was married upon James Sinclar, nephew to Hendrie 
Sinclar of Glaffingall ; fhe had to him Mr. John, and Jean Sinclares. 
Elifabeth Cheefholme, the other daughter of Walter Cheefholme, 
was married to Mr. James Scrimgeour, minifter at Currie in Lothian, 
a kinfman to the Earle of Dundee, and hath children. 

3. Sir James Cheefholme, the eldeft fone of the former Sir James, 
begotten with Lady Catharine Grahame, was third laird of Cromlix. 
He married Jean Drummond, daughter to Sir John Drummond 
of Innerpeffrie, begotten upon Lady Margaret Stuart, widdow of the 
Lord Gordon, the daughter of King James the Fourth. Jean did 


bear to Sir James four fones, Sir James who fucceeded, Mr. William, 
Sir John, and Thomas Cheefholmes ; and four daughters, to wit, Jean 
Cheefholm Lady Maddertie, Helen Cheefholm Lady Kinfawns, 
Margaret Lady Mufchet, and Agnes Cheefholm Lady Marchifton. 

Mr. William Cheefholme, the fecond fone, was born in Innerpeffrie, 
March 11th 1551, and bred up in France, and by the demiflion of 1551. 
William Bifhop of Vafon, his uncle, of that biflioprick, in his favors, 
he was made Bifhop of Vafon, which he enjoyed all his lifetime. Sir 
John Cheefholm, the third fone, born in Dumblane, Auguft 1557, 1557. 
lived in France, married ane heretrix there, and had children, whereof 
we have no accompt. Thomas Cheefholme, the fourth and youngeft 
fone of this Sir James, begotten upon Jean Drummond, was born in 
Aguft 1559, he was portioner of Buttergafk, and dyed without heires. 1559. 

Jean Cheefholm, the eldeft daughter of this Sir James, was born in 
Dumblane, upon the 13th of Jully 1555. She was married to James 
Lord Maddertie, and of theire fucceffion, it will fall to be fpoken in 
the pedigree of the family of Maddertie. Helen Cheefholm, fecond 
daughter, was born in Dumblane in Apryle 1562. She was married 1562. 
to Charterefs laird of Kinfauns. Margaret Cheefholm, the 

third daughter, was born in Apryle 1567. She was married to 1567. 

Mufchet of that ilk, and had to him fones. Agnes Cheefholm, the 
fourth and youngeft daughter, was born in Dumblane the 4th of 
May 1568. She was married to John Napper laird of Marcheftowne, 
a fecond wife. She had fones, John Napier, Mr. Robert Napier of 
Kilcreuch, William and Alexander Napiers. 

4. Sir James Cheefholme of Cromlix, eldeft fone to the laft Sir 
James, begotten with his lady Jean Drummond, was born at Muthill, 
upon the 10th of September 1550. He was the fourth laird of Crom- 1550. 
lix, and married Dame Anna Beatton, daughter to Bettone laird of 
Creech : he begat with her Sir James Cheefholme, his eldeft fone, 
who fucceeded, and divers other fones and daughters. 


5. Sir James Cheefliolme of Cromlix, fone of the former Sir James, 
begotten upon dame Anna Bettone, was the fifth laird of Crom- 
lix. He married dame Helen Sterline, daughter to William Sterline, 
brother to Ardoch, and begot with her tuo fones, James and John 
Cheefholmes, who both fucceeded to be lairds ; and daughters, Helen 
Cheefholm, the eldeft, married to David Drummond, fecond laird of 
Innermay, of whofe fucceflion mention is made in the family of Inner- 
may. Jean Cheefholm, the fecond, was married to John Grahame of 
Orchill, and had to him James, who fucceeded, and Mungo and Wil- 
liam Grahames. James Grahame of Orchill married Lilias Olyphant, 
daughter to Sir Laurence Olyphant of Gafk, and had with her children. 

Lilias Drummond, eldeft daughter to James, firft Lord Maddertie, 
was married to Laurence Lord Olyphant, a man of a vaft eftate, if he 
had underftood to manadge it. It was judged fo great a match, that 
James Lord Maddertie did give of tocher with her a greater foume, 
viz. 40000 merks, then almoft had been heard of in thofe dayes : fhe 
did bear to the Lord Olyphant only one daughter, Mrs. Anna Oly- 
phant. She married Sir James Douglas, brother-german to William 
Marques of Douglas ; he was created Lord Mordington by King 
Charles the Firft. The Lord Mordingtowne begot with Anna Oly- 
phant a fone, William Douglas, and a daughter, Douglas, 
married to Semple, Lord Semple. 

Jean Drummond, fecond daughter to James Lord Maddertie, was 
married to Andrew Wood, laird of Largo, bot had no children. Mar- 
garet Drummond, third daughter to James Lord Maddertie, was mar- 
ried to James Muirehead, laird of Breadifholme : fhe had to him fones, 
James Muirehead who fucceeded, John Muirehead, and tuo daugh- 
ters ; the firft Lillias, married firft to Sir Walter Stuart of Minto, 
and afterward to Sir James Drummond of Machany, bot had no 
children ; the youngeft, Margaret Muirehead, married to 


Cleeland, laird of that ilk, who hes a fone, Cleeland, and a 

daughter, Margaret Cleeland, married firft 

Catharine Drummond the youngeft daughter of James Lord Mad- 
dertie, wes married to Sir Andrew Rollo of Duncrub, created Lord 
Rollo by King Charles the Second, 1650 ; he begat with her, daugh- 1650. 
ters, Margaret, Jean, Anna, and IfTobella Rolloes, and fones, James, 
who fucceeded, Sir John Rollo of Bannockburn, Mr. Laurence Rollo, 
Mr. Andrew, George, and Mr. William Rollo. 

Margaret married Sir John Drummond of Carnock, of whom is that 
family defcended. Jean married firft, Robert Rollo of Powes, and had 
to him a fone who fucceeded ; Rollo, who married Jean Murray, 

daughter to the laird of Polmaife : Jean married a fecond hufband, 
John Drummond of Pitzallonie. Anna Rollo was married to William 
Mercer, laird of Clevadge ; fhe had to him a fone, James, who fuc- 
ceeded, and married his uncle William Mercer's daughter, and begot 
Mercer, now of Clevadge ; he married Jean Maxwell, daugh- 
ter to Sir Patrick Maxwell of Newwark. IfTobella Rollo was married 
to Haliday, laird of Tyllyboole, who had to him Haliday, 

now of Tylliboole, and three daughters. 

Sir Andrew Rollo Lord Duncrub's eldeft fone, was James fecond 
Lord Rollo. He married firft, Lady Dorothea Grahame, lifter to 
James firft Marques of Montrofe, who dyed and left no children ; to 
his fecond wife, he married Lady Mary Campbell, lifter to Arch- 
bald Marques of Argyle, who had to him tuo fones, Andrew who 
fucceeded, and Archbald Rollo, and tuo daughters, Margaret, and 
Marie Rollos. Andrew third Lord Rollo married Margaret Balfowre, 
daughter to Balfowre Lord Burghleigh, and hes children. 

Sir John Rollo, fecond fone to Andrew firft Lord Rollo, married 
firft, IfTobella Cockburn, daughter to Cockburn of Langton ; Ihe 

had three daughters, Iflbbella, Lady Kippenrofs, Anna Rollo married 
to George Grahame of Pitcaimes, and Marion Rollo married to 



Young, minifter of Abbotfhal. Sir John's fecond wife was Buch- 
annan, daughter to the laird of Buchannan ; he had by her Annabella 
Rollo, married to David Drummond of Innermay, younger. Sir 
John's third wife, Helen Sinclar, daughter to Sinclar of Rofline, 

had tuo daughters, Jean Lady Coxton, and Iffobell. 

Maohanie. l. Sir James Drummond of Machanie, Knight, youngeft fone of 
James Lord Madertie, married Catharina Hamilton fifter to John 
Lord Bargenie ; he had with her fones, Sir James who fucceeded ; 
fecond, John a captaine killed at the florming of Newcaftle, anno 
1641. 1641 ; the third, Andrew Drummond a livetennant-collonel in oure 
late warrs, he dyed unmarried ; fourth, Patrick ; fifth, George ; fixth, 
David ; feventh, William ; eighth, Thomas : all dyed young in the 
warrs, fome at home, fome in France. 

2. Sir James Drummond of Machanie, fone to Sir James, was 
the fecond of that family. He married firft, Marion Halyburton, 
daughter to the laird of Pitcurr, bot had no children with her. 
He married for his fecond, Lady Agnes Hay, daughter to Sir 
George Hay of Keillor, the brother of Francis Earle of Erroll, 
and widdow of Sir William Murray of Abercairney. Agnes Hay 
did bear to Sir James tuo daughters and tuo fones, Lilias and Anna 
Drummonds, Sir John, who fucceeded, and David Drummonds. 
Lilias wes firft married to James Earle of Tullybardine, bot had 
no children to him ; fhe married a fecond time to James now Earle 
of Perth, and hes born to him tuo fones, John and Charles Drum- 
monds. Anna Drummond youngeft daughter to Sir James Drum- 
mond, was married to Thomas Grahame of Balgowan, and hes born 
to him children. 

3. Sir John Drummond of Machany, fone of the laft Sir James, is 
the third laird of Machany. He married Margaret Stuart, daughter 
to Sir William Stuart of Innernytie, brother to Sir Thomas Stuart of 


Garntyllie, and hes by her fones, James, John, and David, and tuo 
daughters, Anna, and Lilias Drummonds. 

John, fecond Lord Maddertie, the fone of James, married Margaret Second Lord 
Lefly daughter to Patrick, firft Lord Lundores, who was eldeft fone 
to Andrew Earle of Rothes by his fecond Lady, and was created Lord 
by King James the Sixth, 1600. Margaret Lefly Lady Maddertie 
her mother was Lady Jean Stuart, daughter to Robert Earle of 
Orknay, the fone of King James the Fifth, begotten upon Euphame 
Elphingftone, daughter to Lord Elphingftone : Robert Earle of 

Orknay married Jean Kennedie, daughter to Gilbert Earle of Caflills, 
with whom he had Patrick fecond Earle of Orknay, beheaded, and 
Lady Jean Stuart, firft Lady Lundores, mother to Margaret Lady 
Madertie. Margaret Lefly Lady Maddertie had to John Lord 
Maddertie five fones, David who fucceeded ; James and John, both 
captaines, dyed abroad in Germany; Lodovick a collonell in the 
fervice of King Charles the Second, fore wounded at Worcefter with 
King Charles the Second, anno 1651 ; after that he went and ferved 1651. 
Carolus Guftavus, King of Sueden, and was killed upon the wall at 
the ftorme of Coppenhagen, and honourably laid in the church of 
Elfeneour, anno 16 . 

William Drummond the youngeft fone of John Lord Madertie ex- 
cept Lodovick, ferved long in the warrs at home and abroad ; he pafled 
through all the degrees of military preferments, from a captaine untill 
he attained the honour to be a Generall-livetennant, in which ftatione 
he long ferved the great Zaar of Mofcovia, by whom he was noblie 
entertained and honourably difmifled at the defire of King Charles the 
Second. After his return to Scotland he married Elifabeth Johnfton, 
daughter to Sir Archbald Johnfton of Warriftone, one of the Lords 
of the Colledge of Juftice, and widdow of Thomas Hepburn, laird of 
Humbie. Elifabeth Johnfton did bear to him a fone, William, and a 


daughter, Margaret Drummond. Elifabeth Johnfton dyed in Eng- 
land, and was burried in St. George his church, in Southwark, over 
againft London, anno 1679. 

1679. John Lord Madertie had alfo with his lady three daughters, Anna, 
Jean, and Margaret Drummonds. The eldeft, Anna Drummond, was 
married to Patrick Rattray, laird of Craighall in the Stormont, a very 
ancient family of above four hundred yeares ftanding. She had to 
him one fone, James Rattray, who fucceeded, and one daughter, Anna 
Rattray, who was married to John Ogilvie, laird of Balfoure in 
Angus, whofe children are 

Jean Drummond, fecond daughter to John Lord Maddertie, was 
married to Patrick Grahame, laird of Inchbrakie, a family defcended 
of a brother of the houfe of Montrofe. She had to him tuo daugh- 
ters, Anna and Margaret Grahames ; the eldeft, Anna, was firft 
married to Patrick Smyth, laird of Rapnes in Orkney, to whom fhe 
had tuo daughters, Jean and Rebecka Smythes. Jean married Sir 
William Keith of Ludwhairn, defcended of the Earle of Marifchalls 
houfe, and hes to him children. Anna Grahame being a widdow, 
married Sir Robert Murray of Abercairney, ane old familie come from 
Sir Morife Murray, ftyled of Drumfhergort, of the houfe of Bothwell, 
and brother to Andrew Murray, the Governour of Scotland in the 
time of King David Braces impriffonment in England, about the 
year 14 . Anna Grahame, Lady Abercairney, had to Sir Robert, 
her fecond hufband, tuo daughters, Anna and Emilia Murrayes, and 
four fones, William, Robert, John, and Maurice Murrayes. 

Margaret Grahame, the youngeft daughter of Patrick Graham of 
Inchbrakie, was married to Sir Robert Nairne of Strathurd, one of the 
Lords of the Colledge of Juftice ; who was created a Lord of Parlia- 

1681. ment by King Charles the Second, anno 1681, and ftylled Lord Nairne. 
He had only one daughter with his lady, called Margaret Nairne, 
heritrix of his whole eftate. 


Jean Drummond had alfo five femes to her hufband, Patrick 
Grahame ; George who fucceeded, Patrick, John, David, and James 
Grahames. George Grahame, laird of Inchbrakie, married Margaret 
Nicol, daughter to Patrick Nicol, a rich merchant in Edinburgh, and 
begot with her tuo fones, Patrick and George Grahames, and daugh- 
ters. Patrick Grahame, the fecond fone of Patrick laird of Inchbrakie, 
married Anna Smyth, fifter to Patrick Smyth laird of Methven, who 
did bear to him children. John Grahame, the third fone of Patrick 
Grahame of Inchbrakie, now Poftmafter General of Scotland, married 
Margaret Drummond, eldeft daughter to David, third Lord Madertie, 
and had with her a fone, David, and a daughter, Emilia Grahames. 
David Grahame, the fourth fone, dyed in the fervice of the Eftates 
of Holland ; and James Grahame the youngeft, is now ane Advocat 
at Edinburgh. 

Margaret Drummond, youngeft daughter to John Lord Maddertie, 
was married to Sir Robert Creichton, a brother fone to William Earle 
of Drumfrees. She had to Sir Robert only tuo daughters, Jean and 
Anna ; Jean was married to George Sterline, laird of Harbertflryre, 
and hes born to him children, William Sterline [and] Margaret 

David, third Lord Maddertie, the fone of John Lord Maddertie, Third Lord 
married firft Alyfone Creichton, the eldeft of tuo daughters, heirefies 
portioners to theire father John Creichton, laird of Airely wight. She 
lived bot a few yeares, and left only a daughter, who dyed a chyld. 
David Lord Madertie, married the fecond time to Lady Beatrix 
Grahame, fifter to James, firft Marques of Montrofe ; fhe did bear to 
him tuo fones, James and William, who both dyed young, and three 
daughters, Mrs. Margaret, Mrs. Beatrix, and Mrs. Marie Drum- 

Mrs. Margaret was married to John Grahame, her cufine-german, 


Poftmafter-General, forte to Patrick Grahame of Inchbrakie, and had 
to him a fone, David, and a daughter Emilia Graham es, mentioned 
before. Mrs. Beatrix Drummond, the fecond daughter, was married 
to John Lord Carmichael, and had to him, fones, James, WiUiam, 
Daniel, John, and David Carmichaels, and alfo daughters. Mrs. 
Marie Drummond, the youngeft daughter of David, Lord Madertie, 
wes married to John Hadden, younger of Glenegafk, the fone of 
Mungo Hadden of Glenegafk, reckoned amongft one of the ancienteft 
families in the fhyre of Perth ; his original was from Hadden of that 
ilk, in the fhyre of Roxburgh, who married the heretrix of Glenegafk, 
called Fauffyd. Mungo, now laird, is reckoned the fourteenth, from 
the firft that married the heretrix, diverfe yeares before King Robert 
the Firft, in a lineall race. Mrs. Marie hath born to her hufband 
tuo fones. 

The Family or Leslie 
[blank in the manuscript.] 


Concerning Patrick Lord Drummond, the Sone of David, 
Lord Drummond, and the Families descended from him. 


Patrick, Lord Drummond, fucceeded to David, his father, and is Patrick Lord 
reckoned the fifth Lord Drummond in order, albeit fome of his pre- thTs^eenth 
diceflbrs were only Mafters, becaufe they dyed before their fathers, namef i^Vi" 5 
and fo came not to be Lords. He married Lady Margaret Lyndfay, 
daughter to David, laird of Edzell ; who was made Earle of Craufurd 
by difpofition, and begot this Lady Margaret Lindfay, Lady Drum- 
mond, upon Jean Gray, daughter to the Lord Gray. Patrick Lord 
Drummond, had by this lady, Margaret Lindfay, tuo fones, James 
and John, who fucceeded one ane other to be Earles of Perth, [and] 
five daughters, Mrs. Catharina, Mrs. Lilias, Mrs. Jean, Mrs. Anna, 
and Mrs. Elifabeth Drummonds. 

Mrs. Catharine Drummond, the eldeft, was married to James, Catharina 
Mafter of Rothes, fone and aire of Andrew, fifth Earle of Rothes, Drummond^ 
begotten upon Iffobella Hamiltone, daughter to Andrew Lord Even- ter? au§1 
dale. James Mafter of Rothes begot with this lady, Catharina Drum- 
mond, tuo daughters, Lady Jean Lefly, and Lady GrifTel ; and a 
fone, John, who fucceeded to be Earle of Rothes. Lady Jean was 
married to Menzies of Weem : Lady GrifTel Leflie was married to 
Alexander Earle of Dumfermline, and was his fecond wife. 

John Earle of Rothes, the fone of James, the Mafter who dyed 
before Earle Andrew, his father, married Lady Anna Erfkine, daugh- 
ter to John Earle of Marr, Thefaurer of Scotland. This Earle of 
Rothes was chofen Commiffioner for Scotland to treat with King 
Charles the Firft, concerning the differences then in debate, in the 


1641. year 1641. He begot with Lady Anna Erflrine a fone, John, who 
fucceeded, and tuo daughters. Lady Leflie, the eldeft, was 

married to Hugh Earle of Eglingtone, who begot tuo fones, Alexan- 
der, now Earle of Eglingtone, and Mr. Frances Montgomerie, and 
four daughters. Mr. Frances wes firft married to Lady 
Leflie, Countefs heretrix of Leven, who dyed without children ; he 
married againe to 

Alexander, now Earle of Eglingtone, the fone of Hugh, married 
Creichton, daughter to William Earle of Dumfrees, and 
had by her daughters, and tuo fones ; Alexander, now Lord Mont- 
gomerie, married to Lady Margaret Cocheran, daughter to William 
Lord Cochran, the fone of William, Earle of Dundonnald, and hes 
children. Hugh Earle of Eglingtone's four daughters were married 
as followes : — Lady Mary Montgomerie, the eldeft, was married to 
George, now Earle of Wintone, fhe dyed and left no liveing child- 
ren ; the fecond, Lady Chriftian Montgomerie, was married to John 
Elphingftone, Matter of Balmerinoch, and hes children ; Lady Anna 
Montgomerie, the third, was married to Sir Andrew Ramlay, laird of 
Wachtone, and hes children ; Lady Elifabeth Montgomerie, the 
youngeft daughter, was married to Dumbar of Balduine, 

and hes children. 

Alexander Earle of Eglington's fecond fone Montgomerie, 

and his daughters are 

Lady Leflie youngeft daughter to John Earle of Rothes, 

was firft married to Alexander Leflie Lord Balgonie, fone to Alexan- 
der Earle of Leven, and had to him a fone. Lady Leflie, 
after the death of her firft hufband Alexander Lord Balgonie, fhe 
married the fecond time to Frances Earle of Bucleugh, to whom fhe 
had tuo daughters. Lady Scot, the eldeft, was married to 
Walter Scot now Earle of Tarras, bot fhe dyed without children; 
Lady Scot, the youngeft heretrix, was married to James 


Duke of Montmouth and Bucleugh, natural fone to King Charles 
the Second, and lies to him children. Lady Leflie was the 

third time married to David Earle of Weems, and had to him a fone 
and a daughter ; the fone dyed young, whereby the daughter became 
heretrix of Weems : me was married to James Weems Lord Brunt- 
ifland, and hes to him children. 

John Earle of Rothes, only fone to the laft John, was firft 
Thefaurer, then Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, General of all 
the Forces, Lord High Commiffioner, and at laft created Duke of 
Rothes. He married Lady Lindfay, daughter to John Earle 

of Craufurd and Lyndfay : me had to him a fone who dyed young, and 
tuo daughters, Lady Margaret Leflie, and Lady Chriftiana Leflie. 
The eldeft was married to Earle of Haddingtowne, in favors of 

whofe children of that marriage, the eftate and honour of the Earle 
of Rothes wes refigned : the Earle of Haddingtone hes children. 
Lady Chriftiana Leflie the youngeft daughter, was married to 
James third Marques of Montrofe, and hes to him James Lord 

Mrs. Lilias Drummond, fecond daughter to Patrick Lord Drum- Lady Lilias, 
mond, wes married to Alexander Seattone, one of the younger fones Dmmmond^s 
of George Lord Seatton, begotten upon Iflbbella Hamiltone his t ^° nddan s h - 
wife. Alexander was firft Prefident of the Colledge of Juftice, then 
made a Lord of Parliament by King James the Sixth, and called 
Lord Fyvie ; after that, he was created Earle of Dumferline, upon 
the 4th of March 1605 ; when he had been fome yeares Lord High 1605. 
Chancellor of Scotland. Alexander Earle of Dumferline begot with 
his lady, Lilias Drummond, only four daughters, to wit, Lady Anna, 
Lady Sophia, Lady Iflbbella, and Lady Margaret Seattons. Lady 
Anna Seattone the eldeft daughter of Alexander Earle of Dumfer- 
line, was married to Thomas Erflrine Lord Fenton, afterward Earle 
of Kellie ; fhe had to him three fones. The firft, Erfkine dyed 

unmarried ; the fecond, Erflrine fecond Earle of Kellie, he 

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married Dalyell daughter to Sir Robert Dalyell, who hes to 

him a fone ; and the third fone Sir Charles Erfkine, Lyon King at 
Arms. Lady Sophia Seaton, fecond daughter to Alexander Earle of 
Dumferline, begotten with his lady, Lilias Drummond, was married 
to Lindfay Lord Balcarras ; who was a fecond fone of David 

laird of Edzell and Earle of Craufurd, and fo brother-in-law to Patrick 
Lord Drummond. This Lord Balcarras had with his lady, Sophia 

Lady Iflbbella Seaton, third daughter to Alexander Earle of Dum- 
ferline, begotten with his lady, Lilias Drummond, was married to 
John fecond Earle of Lauderdale ; he was fone to Sir John Maitland 
of Thirleftane, Chancellor of Scotland, made a Lord of Parliament 
1590. by King James the Sixth, upon the 17th of May 1590, and called 
1606. Lord Thirleftane; afterward created Vifcount of Lauder, upon the 
1623. 30th of Apryle 1606, and again in anno 1623 Earle of Lauderdale. 
Lady Iflbbella Seatone had to her hufband John Earle of Lauder- 
dale one daughter, Lady Griflel Maitland, who dyed a maid, and 
three fones ; John who fucceeded, Robert, and Charles Maitland s. 

Robert the fecond, married Lundin, heretrix thereof; he had 

with her a fone who dyed unmarried, and tuo daughters, Sophia 
Lundin the next heretrix, and Lundin her fifter. The eldeft, 

Sophia, married John Drummond, fecond fone to James third Earle 
of Perth, who by her right is Laird of Lundin ; he hes with her three 
fones and three daughters. Lundin fifter [of] Sophia the 

heretrix, was married to James Carnegie of Phinheaven, fecond fone 
to Earle of Northeik, and hes to him children. Charles Mait- 

land, the youngeft fone of John Earle of Lauderdale, is a Lord of the 
Colledge of Juftice, General of the Mint, and Thefaurer-deput : he 
married Lauder, heretrix of Hattone, and is called Lord 

Hattone. His children are Maitland, Lord Juftice Clerk, 

married to Lady Anna Campbel, daughter to Archbald Earle of 
Argyle ; his fecond fone, Sir John Maitland, ane advocate, married 


to Lady Margaret Cuninghame, daughter to Cunninghame 

Earle of Glencairn. 

John Earle of Lauderdale, the fone of John the fecond Earle by 
his lady, Iuobella Seatone, wes one of the Commiffioners of Scotland 
to the Parliament of England in the beginning of our late civill warrs ; 
bot in the year 1648 he became of the Kings fyde, and in the year 1648. 
1651 wes taken prifoner at Worcefter fight, and keept fo until King 
Charles the Second was happily reflored in the year 1660 ; then he 
was made fole Secretary of State of Scotland, and one of his Majefties 
Privy Councel of both Kingdomes : afterward he was honoured to be 
his Majefties High Commiffioner for Scotland to three or four feveral 
Seffions of Parliament ; made Knight of the moft noble Order of the 
Garter, and at laft created Duke of Lauderdale. He married to his 
firft wife Lady Hume, daughter to Alexander Earle of Hume, 

by whom he had one only daughter, Lady Marie Maitland, married 
upon John Hay Lord Yefter, eldeft fone and appeareand aire to John 
Earle of Tueddale, who hes children, fones, 

John Duke of Lauderdale, after the death of his lady, married to his 
fecond wife Lady Elifabeth Murray, Comtefs of Dyfert, eldeft daugh- 
ter and heirefs of William Murray Earle of Dyfert, and relict widdow 
of Sir Lionel Talmafh, ane Englifh knight ; bot hes no children. 

Lady Margaret Seatone, youngeft daughter to Alexander Earle of 
Dumferline, wes married to Colin M'Kenzie Earle of Seaforth ; fhe 
had to him only tuo daughters : Firft, Lady M'Kenzie, married 

to Sinclar Lord Berrendaile ; ftie had to him George Sinclar 

Earle of Caitnefs, who married Lady Campbell, daughter^ to 

Archbald, late Marques of Argyle. The fecond was Lady Anna 
M'Kenzie, firft married to Lord Belcarras. 

Mrs. Jean Drummond, third daughter to Patrick Lord Drummond, j ea n, third 
wes married to Robert firft Earle of Roxburgh, and had to him one PatnckLord 
daughter Lady Sophia Ker, who dyed unmarried, and one fone, called rummon • 
Henrie Frederick Lord Ker. Robert Earle of Roxburgh was Lord 


Privy Seal. After his Lady's death he married Lady Iffobella 
Douglas, youngeft daughter of William Earle of Morton, bot left 
him chyldlefs, and his ettate to his fones eldeft daughter ; with this 
provifion, that lhe marrie Sir William Drummond, his grandchyld, 
youngeft fone to John Earle of Perth, which was accordingly per- 

Jean Drummond Lady Roxburgh wes a lady of excellent parts, 
for which fhe was preferred before all the ladyes of both kingdomes 
to be governefs to the young children of King Charles the Firft ; 
which fhe performed with great applaufe and fatiffaction of both 
King and Queen. 

Henry Lord Ker, the only fone of Earle Robert, married Lady 
Margaret Hay, daughter to William Earle of Errol, and had with her 
only four daughters, Lady Jean, Lady Anna, Lady Margaret, and 
Lady Sophia. Lady Jean, the eldeft, by her grandfathers appoint- 
ment, was married to Sir William Drummond, youngeft fone to John 
Earle of Perth ; who, by his Lady's right, was fecond Earle of Rox- 
burgh, and begot with Lady Jean Ker four fones, Robert, who fuc- 
ceeded, Harie, William, and John, and a daughter, Lady Jean Ker. 
Harie, the fecond, dyed unmarried ; William, the fecond [third], is 
a hopefull youth ; John, the youngeft, was chofen by William Lord 
Ballendine for his aire, and is now called John Ballendine, fecond 
Lord Ballendine. Lady Jean is yet a proper young maid. Robert 
third Earle of Roxburgh, fone to William the fecond Earle, married 
Lady Margaret Hay, daughter to John Earle of Tweddale, and hes 
with her Lord Ker. Lady Anna Ker, fecond daughter to 

Henrie Lord Ker, wes married to John Earle of Wigtowne ; and did 
bear to him only a daughter, Lady Jean Fleeming, married to 
Mauld, third Earle of Panmure, and hes children. Lady Margaret 
Ker, third daughter to Henrie Lord Ker, was married to 
the youngeft Laird of Innes, and hes . Lady Sophia Ker, 

the youngeft of the four filters, lives a maid, and is refolved to dy fo 


Mrs. Anna Drummond, fourth daughter to Patrick Lord Drum- Anna, fourth 
mond, was married firft to Barclay, laird of Towie, and PatnckLord 

had to him a fone, Patrick Barclay, who fucceeded ; and tuo daugh- rumm 
ters, Anna and Violett Barclayes. Anna Drummond, Lady Towie, 
was married a fecond time to Frazer, Lord Muthell. 

Mrs. Elifabeth Drummond, the fifth and youngeft daughter of Eitfabeth, 
Patrick Lord Drummond, was married to Alexander Elphingftone, daughter to 
the fourth Lord thereof ; who had with her only one daughter, Mrs. Drummond. 
Lilias Elphingftone, heretrix thereof. She was married to Alexander 
Elphingftone, her own cufine-germane, laird of Barnes, who, by her 
right was fifth Lord Elphingftone. He begot tuo fones, Alexander, 
who fucceeded to be fixth Lord ; he married Burnet, daughter 

to Burnet, Archbifhop firft of Glafgow, then of St. Andrews, 

bot dyed without ifhew ; and John, his brother, now feventh Lord 
Elphingftone, fucceeded. He married Maitland Lauder, 

I know not which, eldeft daughter to Charles Maitland of Hattone, 
brother to John Duke of Lauderdale, and hes to him children, to wit, 

Patrick Lord Drummond, after his Lady's death, married Agnes 
Drummond, daughter to Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrie, after 
(he had been firft wife to Hughe Campbell of Lowdone, next to 
Hugh Earle of Eglingtone, as hes been obferved, Partition Seventh. 

Off Lady Margaret Lindsay, Daughter to David Lyndsay, 
Laird of Edzell and Earle of Craufurd, and the Pedegree 
of that Family. 

The Earle of Craufurd, Cheefe of the Lyndfayes, deduces their 
original from one called Lyndfay, who did good fervice to King 


Kenneth the Second, in his warrs againft the Picts, about the year 
839. 839 ; bot in regard theire wanted wrytes in thofe dayes, whereby to 
inftruct the matter, the credit of theire beginning (as alfo of diverfe 
other ancient families in the kingdome) depends upon tradition. 
Neverthelefs, we find them often infert as witnefles, amongft the 
great ones of the nation, in the charters granted by King Malcolm, 
called the Maiden, King William, King Alexander the Second and 
Third; efpecially one William de Lyndfay, and one Walter de 
Lyndfay, and after that, William the fone of Walter de Lyndiay, 
and David de Lyndfay of Glenefk, who went with King Alexander 
the Second, in company of King Lues the Ninth, of France, to the 

1239. Holy Land, in the year 1239. Another, David de Lyndfay, Cubi- 

1267. cularius Regis to King Alexander the Third, 1267 ; he it is was with 
the Bruce, at the killing of John Cummine in the kirk of Drumfrees. 
One called Willelmus de Lyndfay, Camerarius to King Robert the 

1319. Firft, about the year 1319. There is one of them called Alexander 

1332. de Lyndfay, flaine at the battle of Dupline, anno 1332. 

There is alio one David de Lyndfay, flaine at the batle of Halydon- 
hill, and James, his fone, the favorite of King Robert the Second ; 
this James is reckoned to be the firft Earle of Craufurd, created 

1373. by King Robert the Second, anno 1373. David de Lyndfay, his 
fone, was the fecond Earle of Craufurd ; he was famous for fighting 
the Lord Wells, upon the bridge of London, which he was provocked 
to doe before King Richard the Second, on St. George's day ; and 
for overcoming him, was rewarded by the King with the order of 
Knighthood of the Garter ; he married a daughter of King Robert 

1420. the Second, and dyed about the year 1420. The third Earle was 
David ; he married Helen Abernethie, one of the airefles of Hugh 
Lord Abernethie, and got with her divers lands in Angus ; he dyed 

1425. about the year 1425. The fourth Earle was David, called Earle 
Beardie, he was beat at the fight of Brechin, by Earle of 


Huntley, livetenant to King James the Second, 1452 ; and with the 1452. 
Earles of Douglas and Rofs, forfaulted for rebellion, bot by the 
mediation of Huntly he was reflored ; for which he yeelded him the 
precedencie, the meriffihip of Invernes, the lands of Lochaber and 
Badenoch. This Earle Beardie married Marie Ogilvie, daughter to 
Sir James Ogilvie of Airely, thereafter Lord Ogilvy, and begot with 
her David, who fucceeded, and Lady Elifabeth Lyndfay married to 
John Lord Drummond, of whom mention is made in the Seventh 
Partitione. David was the fifth Earle, and by King James the 
Third made Duke of Montrofe, about the year 1486 ; he married Eli- 1486. 
fabeth Hamilton, daughter to the Lord Hamiltone, but was forfaulted 
by King James the Fourth, and reftored againe to be Earle, bot not to 
the title of Duke ; he dyed about the year 1493. Alexander was the 1493. 
fixth Earle; he married Jannet Gordon, daughter to the Earle of 
Huntlie, but dyed without children. John, his brother, was the 
feventh Earle ; he married Jeane Hume, daughter to the Lord Hume, 
and was killed at the batle of Flowdon 1513, and had no ifhew. 1513. 
Alexander of Auchtermonfie, his uncle, was the eighth Earle ; he 
married Dumbar, heretrix of Auchtermonfie, before he came 

to be Earle of Craufurd, and dyed anno 1516. 1516. 

David, his fone, was the ninth Earle ; he married Marrion Hay, 
daughter to William, Earle of Erroll, and begot David, the wicked 
Matter of Craufurd. He married Sinclar, daughter to the Lord 

Sinclar of Ravenlheugh, and begot David. This wicked Matter, 
amongft other cruell acts, imprifoned his father, who out of dif- 
pleafure againft his fone, diftierifhed him, and difponed the Earledome 
to David Lyndfay, laird of Edzell, who fett him at libbertie. David, 
laird of Edzell, was the tenth Earle ; he married firft Jean Gray, 
daughter to the Lord Gray, and the had children to him, Margaret 
Lyndfay, Lady Drummond. He, by the threats and allurements of 
Cardinal Beatone, was forced to difpone the Earledome back againe 


to David, fone to the wicked Mailer; and thereafter married the 
fecond time to Campbell, daughter to Campbell, laird of Caddell, 

and begot with her fones. David, fone to the ill Mafter, was the 
eleventh Earle. He married Margaret Beatone, natural daughter to 
the Cardinal, begotten upon Marrion Ogilvie his concubine. David, 
his fone, was twelfth Earle; he married Jean Stuart, daughter to 
John Earle of Atholl. David, his fone, was thirteenth Earle ; he 
married Jean Ker, daughter to Mark Ker Lord Newbottle and firft 
Earle of Lothian, the widdow of John Lord Boyd : he was a ryotous 
liver ; he killed Sir Walter Lindfay of Balgayes ; was therefore im- 
prifoned in the Caftle of Edinburgh, where he dyed, bot had no fones. 
This David, the thirteenth Earle, was divorced from his firft lady, 
Jean Ker, with whom he had only a daughter, Lady Jean Lyndfay ; 
and married the fecond time to Lillias Drummond, daughter to 
David Lord Drummond, bot had no children with her. 

Sir Harie Lyndfay of Kinfaunes, was the fourteenth Earle ; he was 
the fone of David the eleventh Earle, by Margaret Bettone, his wife ; 
he married Beatrix Chartowres, heretrix of Kinfaunes. George his 
fone was the fifteenth Earle ; he married Anna Sinclar, daughter to 
the Earle of Caithnes ; he went to Germany, and was killed in the 
warr, and had no children. Lodovick, his brother of the fecond 
marriage, begotten upon Euphame Shaw, daughter to the laird of 
Sauchie, wes fixteenth Earle of Craufurd ; he married Margaret 
Grahame, daughter to William Earle of Monteith, and widdow of 
the Lord Garleis ; he difponed his title to John Earle of Lyndfay of 
Byres in Fyfe, referving his own lifetime ; whereupon, after his death, 
John was confirmed in Parliament to that title, and it was ratifyed to 
him by King Charles the Firft ; and now he hes his place in Parlia- 
ment, which pertained to the old Earles of Craufurd : And thus the 
great and old family of Craufurd had an end, whereof there is not any 
direct cadet remaining except the Laird of Edzell. 


Concerning James Lord Drummond, the first Earle of 
Perth, and eldest Sone of Patrick Lord Drummond. 


James the Fifth Lord Drummond, the eldeft fone of Patrick Lord James Earle 
Drummond, was fent very young to be bred up in France ; he came feventeenth 
from thence to England, about a year after King James the Sixth of family. 
Scotland had injoyed the crowne of Great Brittaine. At that court 
he was in fuch efteem that the Council there did wryte him a cour- 
teous letter, imploying him in that honourable embaffie with Charles 
Earle of Nottinghame, Lord Admiral of England, to Philip the 
Third, King of Spaine, for takeing that King's oath of ratification 
upon the articles of peace concluded betwixt the tuo Crowns, and for 
mediatemg a peace betwixt Spaine and the Low Countries, which 
was performed with great approbation. After that embaffie, James 
Lord Drummond returned to Scotland, where he, with Alexander 
Lord Hume, and Alexander Lord Fyvie, were all, upon the 4th of 
March 1605, created Earles of Perth, Hume, and Dumferline. James 1605. 
Earle of Perth married Lady Iffbbella Seattone, daughter to Robert 
firft Earle of Wintone, and had with her only One daughter, Lady 
Jean Drummond. James Earle of Perth, when he was litle above 
twenty yeares of age, dyed at Seatton, and was burried in the collegiat 
church thereof. His Lady over him erected a ftately marble monu- 
ment, with this infcription : 

Lady Iffbbella Seatton, Comtefs of Perth, after the death of her 



hufband, was married to Francis Stuart Earle of Bothwell, eldeft fone 
to Francis the former Earle, and had to him fones. 

Lady Jean Drummond, only daughter to James Earle of Perth, 
was married to John Earle of Sutherland, who was the fixth Earle of 
the race of the Gordons, as will appear by the pedegree of the houfs of 
Sutherland. He begot with his lady tuo fones, John who fucceeded, 
and Robert Gordon, and a daughter. Robert dyed unmarried. John 
Gordon, the feventh Earl of Sutherland of that name, married 

Of Lady Issobella Seattone, Countess of Perth, and the 


The Earle of Winton is cheife of the Seatones, and he reckones 
his defcent from one Dougall, who, in the reigne of King Malcolm 
Canemore, for his good fervice got' the land of Seaton, fo called 
becaufe they ly near the fea, in the fhyre of Lothian. This Dougal, 
from thefe lands, affumed the fyrname Seatone, becaufe, about thefe 
dayes fyrnames grew to be in fafhion. The next we find is Philip de 
Seatowne, to whom King William grants a charter of the lands of 
Seatowne, Winton, &c. and therein its faid, quae terrae ad prede- 
cessores ejus perprius pertinuerunt. In a charter of confirmation by 
King Alexander the Second, I find thefe witnefTes, William de Bofco, 
Chancellor; Walter the fone of Alan, Senefcal; Alexander de Seaton, 
1222. &e. and this is about the year 1222 or 1223. 

After this Alexander, we find Sir Chriftopher Seaton, who married 
Chriftian Bruce, fifter to King Robert the Firft. The race of the 
family, he being reckoned for the firft, follows orderly as they 


fucceeded. The fecond was Sir Alexander Seaton, governour of 
Berwick-upon- Tueed. I have feen a charter of King Robert Bruce, 
concerning the patronage of a kirk, which concludes thus : Testibus 
Bernardo Abbate de Aberbrotliick Cancellario nostra, Willielmo de 
Lyndsay Camerario nostro, Waltero Senescallo Scotiae, Jacobo 
Domino de Douglas, Roberto de Keith Mareschallo nostro, et Alex- 
andra de Seaton militibus: apud Bervicum super Tueedam, 12 Aprilis, 
anno regni nostri 13 ; which falls to be the year 1318. And in the 1318. 
year 1333, in the minority of King David Bruce, he exprefled 1333. 
wonderfull fidelitie and courage in maintaineing the town of Berwick 
againft King Edward the Third of England, where his Lady fhew a 
mafculin fpirit whilles a fad tragedie was acted upon her tuo fones 
Thomas and Alexander. This Sir Alexander, had one other fone 
Alexander Seaton, who married Elifabeth Gordon, heretrix of Huntly, 
whofe fone Alexander Gordon, was the firft Earle of Huntly, anno 
1449. 1449. 

The third of the family of Winton was William ; he married Jean 
Hallyburton, daughter to Sir Walter of Dirletoune ; and was the firft 
Lord Seatone, created by King Robert the Second. The fecond 
Lord was John, the fone of William ; he married Jannet Dumbar, 
daughter to George Earle of March ; he was made Senescallus Hos- 
pitij to King James the Firft ; he dyed anno 1445. The third Lord 1445. 
was George ; he married Jean Stuart, daughter and airefs to John 
Stuart Earle of Buchan and Conftable of France. The fourth was 
John, Mafter of Seatton ; he married Jannet Lyndfay daughter to 
the Lord Lyndfay of the Byres, and dyed before his father. The 
fifth was George, his fone ; he married Margaret Campbell daughter 
to Collin Earle of Argyle, he dyed anno 1490 ; and had affumed the 1490. 
amies of the Earle of Buchan. The fixth Lord was George ; he 
married Jean Hepburn, daughter to Patrick Earle of Bothwell, and 
was flaine at Flowdone. The feventh Lord was George ; who married 


Elifabeth Hay, daughter to the Lord Yefter. The eighth Lord was 
George ; who married Iffobella Hamilton, daughter to Sir William of 
Sanquair. He was fent to France for concluding the marriage betwixt 
our Queen Marie and Francis Dauphine of France : (His fecond fone 
Alexander, was Earle of Dumfermline, and Chancellor of Scotland, 
married to Lilias Drummond, daughter to Patrick Lord Drummond :) 

1584. He dyed 1584 ; he hes a fine monument in the church of Seatone. 

The ninth Lord was Robert ; created Earle of Wintone by King 

1600. James the Sixth, upon the 14th of September 1600. He married 
Margaret Montgomerie, the only daughter of Hugh Earle of Egling- 
tone. His eldeft fone was not right ; George the fecond fucceeded, 
and Alexander the third fone was by adoption or tailzie, made Earle 
of Eglingtone ; this is he was called Old Grayfleel. Iffobella Seaton 
Comtefs of Perth was this Earle Robert's daughter. George the 
fecond fone of Robert, was the fecond Earle of Wintone ; he married 
Lady Anna Hay, daughter to Francis Earle of Errol. George his 
fone was the third ; he married Lady Henrietta Gordon, fecond 
daughter to George Marques of Huntly ; he dyed before his father. 
George his fone was fourth Earle of Wintone ; he married his cufine 
Lady Mary Montgomery, daughter to Hugh Earle of Eglington, 
bot hes no children. 

Of the Earle of Sutherland his Family who Married 
Lady Jean Drummond. 

The old Earles of Sutherland were Cheefes of that name, and pro- 
duces now the faireft evidents for theire antiquitie as noble, of any of 
the nobilitie extant at this day ; for they are defcended of one Allan 


Thane of Sutherland, whofe fone Walter tooke that fyrname for the 
family, and was created Earle of Sutherland by King Malcolm the 
Third, called Keandmore, in the year 1062 ; from him they reckon 1062. 
the progrefs of the fucceffion in this order. The firft, Earle Walter, 
the fone of Alane the Thane. The fecond, Earle Robert, who built 
the caftle of Dunrobin, fo called from his own name. Third, Hugh 
commonly called Frefkin. He difponed the lands of Skibo, to the 
Archdean of Murray, in the reigne of King William. Fourth, Earle 
Hugh, who was imployed by King William to apprehend Harrold 
Guthrie, Thane of Cathnes, for killing the bifhop of that fea. Fifth, 
Earle William, who overcame the Danes in a battle at the Ferrie of 
Wnes in Sutherland ; he dyed and lyes at Dornock, anno 1248. 1248. 
Sixth, Earle William, who was with King Robert the Firft at Bannock- 
burn batle ; he lived to a great age, and dyed anno 1325. Seventh, 1325. 
Earle Kenneth ; he married Mar, daughter to Duncan Earle of 

Mar, governour in King David the Second his minoritie. Kenneth 
was flaine at the batle of Hallidone Hill, 1333. Eighth, Earle William ; 1333. 
he married Margaret Bruce, uterin filter to King David the Second, 
and dyed anno 1370. Ninth, Earle Alexander, who married Mabella, 
daughter to George Dumbar Earle of March. King David Bruce 
his uncle, defygned him once for his fucceflbr to the crowne : he dyed 
1389. Tenth, Earle Nicolaus ; he married M 'Donald, daugh- 1389. 

ter to the Lord of the Hies, and dyed about the year 1399. Eleventh, 1399. 
Earle Robert ; he married Dumbar, daughter to the Earle of 

Murray, and dyed anno 1442. Twelfth, Earle John ; he married 
Baillie, daughter to the Laird of Lamingtowne, and dyed 
1460. Thirteenth, Earle John ; he married againe a daughter to 1460. 
Macdonald Lord of the Ifles, and dyed anno 1508. Fourteenth, 1508. 
Earle John ; he never married, and dyed anno 1513. He left the 1513. 
earledom to his fifter Lady Elifabeth Sutherland, who was ferved 
heirefs to her brother at Invernefs upon the 10th of October 1514. 1514. 


She married Adam Gordon Lord of Aboyne, fecond fone to George 
fecond Earle of Huntly, and Chancellor of Scotland, begotten upon 
Lady Jean Stuart, daughter to King James the Firft. Adam retained 
the fyrname of Gordone, which was tranfmitted to his pofterity, and 
the name of Sutherland fuppreffed : He was the firft Earle of the 

1531. name of Gordone by the right of his wife, and dyed 1531. Second, 
Alexander Gordone, his fone, who married Lady Jean Stuart, daugh- 
ter to the Earle of Atholl, and dyed before his father. Third, Earle 
John Gordone, fone to Alexander, who fucceeded to Adam his grand- 
father in the Earledome of Sutherland : he was made by Queen 
Marie the Regent, after the death of her hufband King James the 

1547. Fifth, Livetennant benorth Spey, anno 1547. He went to France 
with the Queen, where, by the French King Henrie the Second, he 
Avas made a Knight of the Order of the Cockell, called the Order of 
St. Michaell. He married Eleonora Stuart, daughter to Mathew 
Earle of Lennox, and widdow of William Earle of Airroll. He was 

1567. poifoned at Garvie, bot dyed at Dunrobine, 1567. Fourth, Earle 
Alexander, his fone ; he married Jean Gordone, daughter to George 
Earle of Huntly, divorced from John [James] Earle of Bothwell : he 

1594. dyed at Dunrobin 1594. Fifth, Earle John fucceeded to his father ; 
he married Anna Elphingftoune, daughter to Alexander Lord Elphing- 
ftone, Thefaurer of Scotland. John Earle of Sutherland dyed at 

1615. Dunrobin, and was interred at Dornoch 1615. Sixth, Earle John 
fucceeded his father ; he married Lady Jean Drummond, daughter to 
James Earle of Perth. He caufed himfelfe be ferved heir and 

1630. retowred, anno 1630, to William Sutherland, the fifth Earle of 
Sutherland, who lived in the reigne of King Alexander the Second 
and dyed anno 1248 : This Earle John dyed anno 16 . Seventh, 
John Earle of Sutherland, his fone, married Lady Weems, 

daughter to the Earle of Weems, and relict of the Earle of Angus, 
the Marques of Douglas eldeft fone. He begot Loi-d 


Stranaver, who married Lady Cochran, daughter to the Lord 


It is remarkable that this ancient Houfe of Sutherland, by the 
Ladyes they have matched with, is often come of the Drummonds. 
Firft, Adam Gordon Lord of Aboyne, the firft Earle of Sutherland of 
the name of Gordon, by the right of the heretrix Elifabeth Sutherland 
his Lady, was great-gran dchyld to Queen Annabella Drummond, and 
fecond fone to Lady Jean Stuart Countefs of Huntly her grandchyld, 
the daughter of King James the Firft, married to George fecond Earle 
of Huntly. Secondly, Alexander Gordon, the fourth Earle of Suther- 
land of that name, married Lady Jean Gordone, daughter to George 
Earle of Huntley ; and this George was grandchild to Mrs. Margaret 
Drummond, the eldeft daughter of John Lord Drummond by his 
daughter Lady Margaret Stuart, begotten by King James the 
Fourth. Thirdly, John Gordon, fifth Earle of Sutherland of that 
name, married Anna Elphingftone, daughter to Alexander Lord 
Elphingftone, which Alexander was the fone of Robert Lord 
Elphingftone, begotten with Margaret Drummond, daughter to Sir 
John Drummond of InnerpefFrie. And laftly, John Gordon, the 
fixth Earle of Sutherland of that name, married Lady Jean Drum- 
mond, daughter to James Earle of Perth, with whom he begot John, 
the feventh Earle, now liveing. 



Off John, second Earle of Perth, the Sone of Patrick Lord 
Drummond, and Brother of James first Earle of Perth. 


John fecond 
Earle of Perth, 
oheefe of the 



John, fecond Earle of Perth, fucceeded to his brother James, who 
had no fones. He was not only a great favourer of learning and 
learned men, bot himfelfe was alfo very learned in all kinds fit for a 
nobleman. He fpent his younger yeares with great improvement in 
the moft famous univerfities of France, where he was when his brother 
Earle James dyed. He fucceeded about the year 1612, and married 
Lady Jean Ker, eldeft daughter to Robert Earle of Roxburgh by his 
firft wife Maitland, daughter to John firft Earle of Lauder- 

daile. John Earle of Perth, had by his lady, four fones, James who 
fucceeded, Robert, John, and William Drummonds ; befyde Harie, 
who was the eldeft, and dyed a child, and tuo daughters, Lady Jean 
and Lady Lillias. Lady Jean Ker, Countefs of Perth, lived in great 
efteem with all that knew her, and dyed much regrated about the 
year 1622. 

John Earle of Perth, her hulband, lived after her death a widdow, 
the fpace of near forty yeares, he dyed about the age of eighty; they 
lye both interred in the Collegiat Church of Innerpeffrie. He was 
one of his Majefties Privy Councell, and well deferved to be fo, for 
he was verfed in all found and folid knowledge ; witnefs his library, 
not for oftentation, a fault many are guilty of, bot for ufe ; all the 
volumes of thefe many bookes being marked with his own hand, 
where he obferved the moft material and remarkable paflages ; and 
thus he made a furvey of all the beft men's learning, being himfelf 
compleat in all vertue and lingular worth. The ancient houfe fuffered 


no prejudice, bot on the contraire became to have acceffions by his 
induftrie and acqueafts. His loyaltie to his prince was untainted, 
notwithstanding the great difficulties both himfelfe and his fones fell 
into, dureing the late civill warrs ; he payed great foumes of money 
as fynes, for his fones joining themfelves with the King's party againft 
the prefent governoures of the realm ; his houfe was garrifoned, and 
moft of his eftate ruined by the army of Oliver the Ufurper ; in all 
the mutationes of the time, his conftancy was never brangled ; he 
was juft to all, and charitable to every one who was a trew object of 
it ; in a word, for his rare qualities, he deferved to have lived up to 
Neftor's yeares. 

His fecond fone, Robert Drummond, dyed on his travells through 
France. His third fone, Sir John Drummond knight, of Logialmond, 
married Griflell Stuart, daughter to Sir Thomas Stuart of GarntuUie, 
and begot with her tuo fones ; Thomas, who fucceeded him, bot left 
no children, and William of Ballathy, who left tuo fones, John and 

Sir William Drummond, the youngeft fone, was Collonell of a foot 
regiment in the fervice of the Eftates of Holland. He was adopted 
heire to his grandfather, Robert Earle of Roxburgh, and married 
Lady Jean Ker, the eldeft daughter of Henrie Lord Ker, who was 
the only fone of Robert Earle of Roxburgh, by whofe right he was 
the fecond Earle of Roxburgh ; his children are already mentioned in 
the Eleventh Partition, where we fpoke of Patrick, Lord Drum- 
mond's third daughter, Jean Drummond, Lady Roxburgh, and thefe 
defcended of her. 

Lady Jean Drummond, eldeft daughter to John Earle of Perth, 
was bred up with her aunt, Lady Jean Drummond Countefs of Rox- 
burgh, at the Court of England. She was courteous, beautifull, and 
good, to that degree as fhe might have well been judged compareable, 
if not preferable to any of the ladys in her time. She was married to 

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John Lord Fleeming, afterwards third Earle of Wigtone, begotten 
betwixt John fecond Earle, and Lady Margaret Livingftone, daughter 
to Alexander firft Earle of Linlithgow. 

Lady Jean Drummond, Comtefs of Wigtone, did bear to her Lord, 
tuo daughters, Lady Margaret, and Lady Lillias Fleemings; the el deft 
dyed a maid, and the other was married, bot by her own advyce only. 
She had alfo fix fones, John, who fucceeded ; the fecond, Robert, a 
youth of much expectation, bot he dyed unmarried ; third, James ; 
fourth, Harie, both dyed unmarried ; the fifth, William, he was aire 
to his brother John, by defect of fones ; and the youngeft, Charles 
Fleeming, now a Captaine in the King's fervice. 

John fourth Earle of Wigtone, eldeft fone of the laft Earle John, 
begotten upon Lady Jean Drummond, was married to Lady Anna 
Ker, fecond daughter to Henrie Lord Ker, fone to Robert Earle of 
Roxburgh. He had by her only one daughter, Lady Jean Fleeming, 
married to George Mauld, third Earle of Panmuire, who lies children. 

William fifth Earle of Wigtone, the fone of Earle John, begotten 
with Lady Jean Drummond his Countefs, fucceeded to his elder 
brother, Earle John, for want of ifhew-male. He married Lady 
Henrietta Seatone, daughter to Charles fecond Earle of Dumferline, 
and hes by her tuo fones. 

Off the Familie of Wigtone. 

The Earles of Wigtone reckons theire original from a valiant man, 
one Baldwine, who came from Flanders to Scotland, about the dayes 
of King Alexander the Third, and was called Fleeming from his 
countrey, for the Frenches call the men of Flanders Flammans. 
The firft lands they poftefled wes Barrochen and Foolwood, in the 


flryre of Renfrew. The fucceffor of Baldwine was Malcolm Fleem- 
ing, commonly called good Sir Malcolm, bot by Buchannan and 
Leflie, Robert Fleeming; he very opportunely met King Robert 
Bruce at Lochmaben, from whence he went to Drumfreefs, and was 
with the King at the killing of John Cummin ; for which fervice and 
his conftant afiftance to the King thereafter, he got Cummernauld, 
and the lands belonging to the Cumins in Cliddefdale, and was made 
Lord Fleeming. His fone Malcolm was created Earle of Wigtone by 
King David Bruce, in the thirteenth year of his reigne, anno 1342. 1342. 
There is a charter granted by this King David to this Malcolm, of 
fome lands in Galloway. This Earle Malcolms fecond brother, Gil- 
bert, married one of the three coheirefTes of Simon Lord Frafer, and 
got with her the lands of Biggar, called Boghall. The firft Earle Mal- 
colm's fone was Patrick Fleeming, fecond Earle of Wigtone. He 
dyed at the batle of Hallydonhill, anno 1333 ; and his fone, Thomas 
Fleeming, third Earle of Wigton, a prodigal man, fold the Earledome 
of Wigton, with the title, to Archbald Earle of Douglas, called the 
fifth Earle, the fone of Archbald Tyneman, and the reft of the patri- 
monie to others: So the fucceffion failed in the perfon of Earle 
Thomas, and then Malcolm Lord Fleeming, the fone of Gilbert 
Fleeming of Bigger, grand uncle of Thomas, fell to be cheefe of the 
family, and was bot Lord Fleeming. He purchaffed the barronies of 
Lainzie and Denny ; and of this Malcolm are the Lords Flemming 
and Earles of Wigtone defcended, whereof the prefent John is the 
fixth Earle. They were a fecond time made Earles, by King James 
the Sixth, anno 1606. 1606. 

The family of Wigtone are divers times allyed with and defcended 
of the houfe of Drummond ; firft, John Lord Fleeming, about the 
year 1483, married Eupheme Drummond, third daughter to John 1483. 
Lord Drummond ; and this John's male fine with her hes not fince 
failled, for John the firft Earle was John Lord Drummond's great 


grandchild. Secondly, John firft Earle of Wigtone married Lady 
Lillias Grahame, daughter of John Earle of Montrofe, who was chan- 
cellor and viceroy of Scotland, whom he begot upon Jean Drummond, 
the eldeft daughter of David Lord Drummond ; fo that John fecond 
Earle of Wigtone, the fone of Lady Lillias Grahame, was great 
grandchild to David Lord Drummond. Thirdly, John the third 
Earle of Wigtone, the fone of John the fecond Earle, married Lady 
Jean Drummond, eldeft daughter to John Earle of Perth ; fo that 
the prefent fixth Earle of Wigtone is again great grandchild 
to John Earle of Perth. 

Lady Lillias Drummond, fecond daughter to John Earle of Perth, 
with his lady, Jean Ker, Countefs of Perth, after the marriage of her 
lifter Lady Jean Drummond, Countefs of Wigtone, was bred at court 
with her aunt Lady Jean Drummond, Countefs of Roxburgh ; and 
was married to James Earle of Tullibardine, the fone of Patrick Earle 
of Tullibardin, who purchafed the Earledome from his elder brother 
William, who by marrying the heretrix of Atholl became Earle there- 
of. Lady Lillias Drummond had tuo fine gentlemen to her fones. 

Off Lady Jean Kek, Countess of Perth, Daughter to Robert 
Earle of Roxburgh, and her Father's Family. 

The Syrename of this family is Ker or Car, and had its beginning 
1330. in Scotland, 1330, in the dayes of King David Bruce ; for then came 
to Scotland, from France, Robert and Ralphe Kers. Whether they 
were out of the family of Barron Ker in Normandy, or from England 
out of the barronie of Kershall in Lancaftiyre, which hes fpread it 
felfe through the counties of Lincoln, Bifhoprick, and Northumber- 


land, which laft tuo lyes near to the border of Scotland, is uncertaine. 
It is queftioned which of the tuo brothers was the elder. Robert got 
the lands of Aldtowneburn and the country about Beaumont ; and of 
him is the family of Cefsfoord, now Earles of Roxburgh. Ralphe got 
the lands about the watter of Jedd, which he named Kerfheugh ; and 
is the original of the family of Ferniherft, of whom are the Earle of 
Lothian and Lord Jedburgh : They are all confiderable families, and 
contefts which of them is the cheefe, and yet all the three will yeeld 
to ane other final familie for antiquitie, to wit, the Kers of Kerfland, 
in the fhyre of Aire and Baylyrie of Cuninghame. 

Off the houfe of Ceffoord, the firft who was advanced to the dig- 
nitie of ane Earle was Robert, created Earle of Roxburgh by King 
James the Sixth, anno 16 . He married firft Lady Mait- 

land, daughter to John firft Earle of Lauderdale, and Chancellor of 
Scotland. Earle Robert had with her three daughters; the firft, 
Lady Jean Ker, Countefs of Perth, of whofe offpring we have 
already treated ; the fecond, Lady Iflbbell Ker, married to the Vif- 
count of Dudhop ; fhe had Scrimgeour, Earle of Dundie ; the 

third, Lady Mary Ker, Countefs of Southelk, mother to now 

Earle of Southefk, and Lady Catharina Carnegie Countefs of Airoll, 
and Lady Jean Carnegie Vicountes of Storemont. Robert Earle of 
Roxburgh married a fecond time to Lady Jean Drummond, daugh- 
ter to Patrick Lord Drummond ; of whom alfo we have treated fullie 
in the Eleventh Partition. Robert Earle of Roxburghe married a 
third time Lady Iffobella Douglas, daughter to William Earle of 
Mortone, bot had no children by her. 


Off James, Third Earle of Perth. 

James third James, third Earle of Perth, fucceeded to his father, Earle John, 

Earle of Perth, ' ' ' 

ohTfTnii aD0U t tne y ear 1661. He was compofed of kindnes, conftancy, and 

family. juftice. After he had been bred a whyle in France, and at the court of 

1661. England, he returned home, and married Lady Anna Gordone, eldeft 

daughter to George fecond Marques of Huntly, whom he begot upon 

Lady Anna Campbell, daughter to Archbald Earle of Argyle. 

James Earle of Perth, had with his lady, tuo fones, James, who fuc- 
ceeded, and John, and a daughter, Lady Anna Drummond. John 
Drummond, the youngeft fone, married Sophia Lundin, heretrix of 
Lundin. She was the eldeft daughter of Robert Maitland, fecond 
brother to John Duke of Lauderdale, who married her mother 
Londy, and fhe being alfo heretrix, he was, by her right, Laird of 
Lundin, with provifion, that the children fhould ftill keep the name 
of Lundin. 

The prediceffbr of this family, belonging to the Lairds of Lundy 
of that ilk, was Robert Londy or Lundin, a naturall fone of King 
William's whom he begot at London, the time of his captivity with 
King Henrie the fecond of England, to whom King William gave 
the lands of Lundy in Fyfe ; fo that, whether Robert had his name 
Lundy from the land, or the land from him becaufe of his being born 
at London, is uncertaine. This Robert is frequently defigned, in 
King William's charters, amongft the witneffes, Robert de London 
Jilio nostro, and in his own wryttings he calls himfelfe Robertus de 
London Jilius Regis Scotiae. From this Robert, the firft of the name 


in that family, to the laft, John Lundin, who was father-in-law to 
Robert Maitland, there hes been about fourteen generations fucceed- 
ing in right mafculine line, without interpofition of ane heire female, 
or the fubftitution of one brother to ane other. 

John Drummond, now of Lundy, is Conftable of the Caftle of 
Edinburgh, Mafter of the Ordinance, and one of his Majeftie's raoft 
honourable Privy Councell ; he hes, by his firft lady, Sophia Lundy, 
three fones. 

After his Lady's death, he married Wallace, daughter to Sir 

Thomas Wallace of Craigie Wallace, one of the Senatores of the 
Colledge of Juftice, and Lord Juftice Clerk of Scotland, by whom 
he hes children. 

Lady Anna Drummond, the only daughter of James the third 
Earle of Perth, was married upon John, twelfth Earle of Airrol, who 
was neareft in blood to the laft Earle Gilbert the eleventh Earle, who 
dyed without fucceffion ; for John the twelfth Earle of Airroll was 
fone to Sir Andrew Hay; the fone of Sir George Hay of Keillor, 
brother [to] Francis ninth Earle of Airoll, and Gilbert the eleventh 
Earle, was the fone of William the tenth Earle, and the grand-child 
of Francis the ninth Earle ; fo that to Earle Francis, Earle Gilbert 
was grand-child, and Earle John his grand-nephew; and the fucceffion 
runs thus : John, the grand-nephew of Earle Francis, fucceeded to 
Francis his grand-child Earle Gilbert. 

Lady Anna Drummond hes to her Lord, fones. 

Off the Family of Erroll. 

The Hayes of Erroll are reckoned amongft the moft ancient, and 
moft noble families in Scotland. The beginning was long before fyre- 


names (excepting patronimicks) were known or ufed in the nation ; 
980. to wit, in the reigne of King Kenneth the Third, about the year 980. 
The firft of them was a valiant dareing countrie laboureing-man, called 
Hay, who being at his plowing with his tuo fones, near the field where 
the batle of Luncarty wes fought, not far from the toun of Bertha, 
now Perth, and feeing his countrymen the Scots flying from the 
Danes, and deferting the fight, he with his fones, haveing no other 
arms bot the yocks of the oxen wherewith they were plowing, for it 
was then furor arma ministrat, fet themfelves in a ftrait pafs whither 
the army was flying, where, with fuch courage and ftrength they 
made refiftance, and flopped the forerunners, that they forced the 
beatten army of the Scots to turn upon the victorious Danes, and put 
them to flight with a total route. This great victory of the Scots 
over the Danes, was wholly afcribed to this Hay and his fones, whom 
the King honoured with the Barrony of Erroll, lying in the Carfe of 
Gowrie and ftiyre of Perth ; giving him alfo a noble and remarkable 
coat of armes, viz. three red fheilds, within a whyte, intimateing, that 
Hay and his tuo fones had proven the three (heilds of theire countrey, 
againft the Danes. This man's pofterity, when fyrenames came in 
ufe, made choife of his name Hay for the fyrename of his family; 
which hes continowed ever fince, in great honour, dureing the govern- 
ment of all our Kings in ane orderly fucceflion, for the fpace of 320 
yeares. And about that time, the head of the family, called Gilbert 
Hay, ane conftant and faithful friend and fervant to King Robert the 
Firft in all his troubles, was, for his good fervice, rewarded with the 
heritable office of Great Conftable of Scotland, which had been pof- 
fefled by the Cumins before this time, and which continowes with 
the houfe of Erroll to this day. 

The fifth perfon in a lineal race from this Gilbert, firft Conftable, 

was Sir William Hay of Erroll. He was created firft Earle of Erroll 

1452. by King James the Second, anno 1452, or 1454, and was the fifth 


Conftable of the kingdome of that name. The fucceffion was con- 
tinowed lineally from him to that Earle John, who now liveth ; and 
is the twelfth Earle, and feventeenth Conftable, fince thefe honoures 
were firft conferred upon his forbeares. 

Off the beginning and succession of the Constables of 


Before the dayes of King Malcolm the Third, we had no higher 
titles of honor in this nation, then Knights, excepting only the 
Abthane of the kingdome and the Thanes of the feveral divifions 
and diftricts within the fame ; bot he, being brought up long with 
Edward the Confeflbr in England, whither he fled from M'Beth the 
Ufurper, had there learned the formes of the Englifh offices and 
degrees of nobility ; fo that when he returned home, and was reftored 
to the Croune, he fet up a Steuard of the kingdome and Earles of the 
countries, after the manner of England, in place of the Abthane and 
Thanes ufed of old by his progenitors. 

King William, great grandchyld to King Malcolm, haveing been 
alfo long in England and in France with King Henrie the Second, 
at his return is thought firft to have fett up the offices of Chancellor, 
Conftable, and Marifchall in this nation, in imitation of France and 
England ; for the firft Chancellor we find is about his time, and is 
called Alexander oure Chancellor ; and the firft Marifchall we find 
recorded is Gillycallum, who rebelled againft King William, tooke 
part with the Englifhes, and delivered up the King's caftle upon the 
Water of Even in theire hands, then raifed the Gallovidians in 
armes, bot was defeated by Gilchrift Earle of Angus, and forefaulted 
by the King. 

The occafion of the firft Conftable created by King William was 



thus :^-In the reigne of King Henrie the Second of England, Thomas 
Becket was Archbifhop of Canterburrie, and had many fharp contefts 
with the King concerning the priviledges of the Church, for which he 
was depofed and banifhed ; bot upon follicitations from the Pope 
reftored againe ; yet behaved himfelfe in his charge with fuch 
infolencie, that many griveous complaints came over to the King from 
England, he being then in France ; where, on a day at dinner, there 
came to him fome news, complaints for outrages fuffered from the 
Archbifhop, whereat the King was fo inraged, that he burft furth with 
thefe words, " If I had any about me that loved me, they would find 
out fome way or other to free me of this trouble, which vexes me 
more then the French war." Some gentlemen attending the King 
laid hold upon the words, and refolved to doe the King fervice; 
whereupon they halted over to England, and killed the Archbifhop 
1171. in his own church at Canterburry, about the year 1171. The actors 
were Sir Remolds Fitzurfe, Sir William Tracy, Sir Hugh Morvill, and 
Sir Richard Britton. Bot the deed being done, the King difouned 
it ; fo the actors were banifhed by the King, excommunicate by the 
church, and forced to fly for theire fafeties. Sir Hugh Morvill came 
to Scotland, where he was welcomed and kindly intertained by King 
William, and, by all appeareance, for his good fervice, was the firft 
Conftable of Scotland. His fone Sir William Morvill was fecond ; 
1196, Chron. Melrofs. His fone Sir Richard Morvill fucceeded to 
him, and was the third Conftable : his name is often found in King 
Williams charters, as one of the witneffes ; thus, Teste Ricardo de 
Morvill Constabulario. The fourth Conftable was Sir William Mor- 
vill, fone to Sir Richard Morvill : he had no fones ; his eldeft daughter 
was married to Rolland Earle of Galloway, who, after the death of 
Sir William Morvill, his father-in-law, barganed with the King, and 
payed 700 merks Sterline for the office, whereof he got the heritable 
right to him and his aires whatfomever, and not as it had been before 


difponed to the Morvills and theire aires male. Allan Earle of 
Galloway, fone to Rolland, was the fixth Conftable of Scotland : he 
married Margaret, eldeft daughter to David Earle of Huntingtoune, 
brother to King William ; upon her he begot only three daughters, 
Helen, Dornagilla, and Marjorie. Oure hiftorie wrytters feeme heir 
to miftake, for they reckon only tuo daughters, and place Dornagilla 
for the eldeft. Helen, the eldeft, was married to Sir Roger Quincie, 
Earle of Winchefter, and had by her the third part of Earle Allans 
eftate, with the fpecial mannor, place, and office of Conftabulary of 
the Kingdome, albeit he was a ftranger, which Dornagilla, the wife 
of John Balliol, had beft right too, and he upon her accompt, if fhe 
had been eldeft. Againft this Sir Roger Quincie, duelling in Gallo- 
way, a baftard fone of Allan's, called Thomas, raifed ane infurrection 
of the Gallowidians, whom King Alexander the Second fuppreffed 
with no final danger and difficultie, in the year 1236. 1236. 

Sir Roger Quincy, Earle of Winchefter, and Conftable, had only by 
his wife Helen three daughters ; the firft Margaret, married upon 
William the Lord Ferriers, eldeft fone to the Earle of Derby ; the 
fecond, Elifabeth, upon Alexander Cumin Earle of Buchan ; and the 
third, Helen, upon Allan Lord Afhby de la Zough. The Lord 
Ferriers, in right of his wife, was the next Conftable of Scotland, and 
the eighth in order, only the adminiftration thereof was committed to 
Alexander Earle of Buchan who married the fecond fifter, in the 
abfence of the Lord Ferriers ; upon whofe death, without fucceffion 
or forfaulture by King Henrie the Third of England, Alexander 
became Conftable. Alexander Earle of Buchan, who had married 
Elifabeth, fecond daughter of Roger Earle of Winchefter, begotten 
upon Helen the eldeft daughter of Allan Earle of Galloway, was the 
ninth Conftable of Scotland ; he begot John Cumine Earle of 
Buchan, and other children. John Cumin Earle of Buchan married 
and begot John Red Cummin ; John Cummin the father 


was the tenth Conftable of Scotland. John Red Cumin, Earle of 
Buchan, married Sponda, daughter and heirefs of Malcolm Earle of 
Angus; he wes the eleventh Conftable in order from the firft Sir 
Hugh Morvill, and was killed by King Robert Bruce in the kirk of 
Dumfreefs, and he and all his pofterity forfaulted, and the office of 
Conftabularie beftowed upon Sir Gilbert Hay of Erroll, of whofe 
fucceffion we have made mention before. 

In fome old charters I have feen amongft the witnefles Normand 
Conftable, bot cannot fay what he was. 

A Character of Lady Anna Gordon, Spoufe to James third 

Earle of Perth, who dyed Lady Drummond, and of the maner 

of her death ; wrytten by the hand of John Earle of Perth, 

her father-in-law, worthie to be recorded for the excellency of the 

Lady and the wreatter. 

At Drummond Castle. 

" As heroic actions have ever been held in admiration, and delivered 

to pofterity for advancing of vertue, fo the directions and laft words 

of eminent dying perfones have upon the fame reafon been tranfmitted 

to the fucceeding ages, not only for eternizeing the memory of the 

author (if that were poflible) and graceing of theire name, bot alfo 

that the pofterity might learn whom to imitate, and follow in the 

lyke cafe, and in all vertuous and religious behaviour ; for albeit this 

prefent age inclyneth to vice and partiall dealeing, yet it is not fo 

deftitute of difcretion and goodnes, bot that notable exemples are to 

be found for our inftruction, if we could make right ufe of the fame, 

even flowing from fome of oure own deareft freinds, whofe worth can 

never be fufficiently recorded, nor admired enough either by the 

beholders or by fuch as are to be acquainted with them by the report 

of others ; and albeit learned eloquence were moft requifit for fuch a 


relation, yet the fimple and naked truth needs litle ornament, from 
fine languadge, being fufficient to infinuat itfelfe in the hearts of 
upright and underftanding perfones. 

" This year of our Lord 1656 begune with a total eclypfe of the 1656. 
moon, and upon the 16th of the firft moneth thereof happened alfo a 
notable darknes of the fune, betwixt which tuo it pleafed God to vifit 
this afflicted family by calling to himfelfe the Lady Anna Gordon 
Lady Drummond, eldeft laufull daughter to George late Marques of 
Huntly, whofe worth can never be fufficiently expreffed. She was 
alwayes moft religioufly difpofed, of a folid flrong wit, difcreet to all 
who had the happines of her acquaintance ; a lady chafte, vertoufs, 
forfeeing, temperat, of a moft excellent behaviour and comely carriage, 
without pryde or vanity ; in a word, no grace nor vertue were wante- 
ing in her whereof any true Chriftian was participant. She lived with 
her hufband about fixteen yeares, in all dutifull kindnefs and unity, 
her love to him dayly increaffing, and by her generous deportment 
gained more and more the refpect and commendation of all her 
acquaintances. She was well and nobly bred from her youth fome 
years with her mother Lady Anna Campbell, Marchiones of Huntly, 
at the court of France, where fhe was highly efteemed even by thofe 
who pretended greateft fharpnes in cenfureing good and ready witts. 
She was of a lively fpirit, and naturally difpofed for every noble 
exercyfe of body or mind. In England, after fhe left France, fhe 
was no lefs efteemed by the King, the Queen, and all the nobles, 
frequenting that court, where fhe was never named bot with due * 

refpect, and free from all blameifh of fight behaviour : whereunto then 
it was thought too many were inclyned, bot perchance undefervedly, 
becaufe envy alwayes accompanies the moft illuftrious perfones. She 
was for her blood, breeding, and parts, capable of the greateft fortune, 
yet was contented with that lot which God had ordained for her, far 
below her worth and merit ; and albeit, fhe had all the induements 


and perfections of nature, which might have invited her to a more 
publick and courtly way of liveing, yet fhe choifed rather a folitary, 
quyet, godly, and vertoufs manner of lyfe, efhewing all vaine, often- 
tive converfatione whatfomever : optima matronae laus latuisse probae. 

"Bot becaufe God thought us unworthy of fo great a buffing, he 
withdrew her from us to himfelfe, upon Wedenfday the 9th of January, 
1656. 1656, upon the eleventh day after me was brought to bed of a daugh- 
ter, who was named Anna, after the mother. And when we thought 
her in a recovering condition, and all danger paft, it proved other- 
wayes decreed in heaven ; for (he found herfelfe worfe, and did take 
fome medicine from her phifitian, Doct. P., which profited nought ; 
then finding her diffeafe increaffing, fhe had fome conference with her 
hufband apart, after which, fhe called for the whole family, early 
before day, and did take leave of every one of them particularly, with 
fuch courage and confidence, as if fhe had only been goeing a fhort 
journey to vifit her freinds ; and fhortly to returne, fhe fpoke kindly 
to the fervants, and exhorted them to their duties, alfe well for theire 
own credit, as theire matter's profit ; fhe bid farewell to her father- 
in-law, and to her hufband, with wonderful kindnes, and paffionate 
expreffions ; then calling for her children, fhe bleffed them, and 
recommended them to God, feeing fhe was no more to help them, 
telling us who were about her, that in place of one Anna, who was 
to leave them, fhe had left ane other young Anna in her roome ; and 
al this fhe did, without the leaft figne of trouble or diforder which 
was admireable, and occafion of great greiffe to us for fo fad a lofs, if 
we could exprefs it. 

" The Minifter, after this prayed, and then fhe herfelfe, fo pertinently, 
and with fuch earneft and fignificant expreffions, that no perfon could 
fpeake better : fhe lay a whyle very quyet ; at laft yeelded up her fpirit 
moft devotely to our Redeemer, whom I humbly befeech, at his own 
appointed time, to grant us the lyke delivery, in all godly and faithful 


affureance of our falvation, that, as fhe is now, fo we may be blefled 
for ever. Amen." 

This is ane fhort abridgement upon ane excellent fubject, truely 
recorded by him who was prefent, and out of whofe thought nothing 
earthly is able to delete the lafting memory of fo lamentable a part- 
ing ; more happie for her who is gone, than for thofe fhe left diftreffed 
behind. Non decessit, sed praecessit, in aeternum quietura; ubi 
fruitur, cum dilectis in Christo, Sabbato Sabbatorum. Her funeralls 
were honourably folemnized at the Chappell of Innerpeffrie, the 23d 
of January, 1656 ; many fpeciall good freinds accompanyed her corps 1656. 
to the grave. 

What follows is by the D. D. 

"To the Memory of Lady Anna Gordon, Lady Drummond, 
eldeft laufull Daughter to the late Marques of Huntly. 

" Let the curious inquyre upon this noble Lady's behavior or condi- 
tions, and they mall find no vertue deficient in her whereof humane 
nature wes capable. She proved neceffary for the good of the family 
and education of her children : this made her health and wellfare ever 
wifhed and prayed for. Her death was regrated by all who had the 
honour of her acquaintance, which will make her memory to laft fo long 
as true worth fhall be had in efteeme. The gifts of the fpirit cannot 
be meafured, as our fhort and narrow graves, wherein our bodys doe . 
reft ; therefore let us only contemplat that immortall excellency 
which this peece of earth could not containe, and which is now placed 
with the Miffed angells on high, where no corruption afchends ; and 
with us no oblivion can delete the true efteem of fo rare induements, 
which once this noble body pofeffed, fet furth for ane example and 
true pattern for imitation to all that honoures vertue. She departed 
this lyfe on Wedenfday the 9th of January 1656." 


Off Lady Anna Gordon, Spouse to James third Earle of 
Perth, Daughter to George Marques of Huntly, and of 
her Fathers Family. 

The Marques of Huntly is the cheefe of the Gordons ; his family 

is thought to have had its beginning out of France from one Duke 

800. de Gordon, Conftable to Charlemaine about the year 800 ; whofe 

fucceflbrs ftill pofeffes the caftle of Gordon in France, under the title 

1199. of Viconts thereof. There wes one, about the year 1199, Bertrand 
de Gordon, a Gafcogne, that killed King Richard the Firft of England 
at the feige of Cadialliar in Limofin, of the fame family. It feems 
lbme of thefe Gordons have come alfo to England, for about the year 

1265. 1265 there was one Adam Gordon governour of the caftle of Mun- 
chered, in England, who defeated the Welfhmen in Somerfetfhyre 
when King Henrie the Third reigned. He alfo fought a combat, 
hand to hand, with Edward Prince of Wales, upon the head of the 

1267. tuo armies, in the year 1267. The Marques of Huntly reckons his 
prediceffor to have come to Scotland in the time of King Malcolm 
the Third, and to have gotten from that King the lands of Huntly ; 
and that one of the fucceflbrs married the heretrix of Straboggy, and 
that both thefe lands continowed with the pofterity in a lineal defcent 

1370. of heires male untill the year 1370 ; about which time Sir John 
Gordon of Huntly and Straboggie dyed without aires male, leaving 
his eftate to Elifabeth Gordon, his only daughter, who wes married 
to Sir Alexander Seatone, a younger fone to Sir Alexander Seatone, 
that renowned governour of Berwick-upon-Tueed, whom King 
Edward Third of England dealt fo unworthyly with, contrary to the 
laws of warr and of all Chriftian nations. Upon this marriage Sir 
Alexander Seaton changed his name and armes for the name and 


armes of Gordone ; and fince his time the fucceffion of the family wes 
thus : Firft, Alexander Gordon, fone to Sir Alexander Seaton alias 
Gordon, whom he begot upon the heretrix Elifabeth Gordon, was the 
firft Earle of Huntly, created by King James the Second, at Eden- 
burgh, upon the 17th of Apryle 1449. He married, firft, Lady 1449. 
Honora Keith, daughter to Sir William Keith, Marifchall of Scot- 
land, who dyed without children ; he married again Elifabeth Hay, 
heirefs of Tulliebodie, by whom [he had] Seaton of Touch his 
anceftor ; and the third time to Elifabeth Creichton, daughter to 
William Lord Creichton and Chancellor of Scotland : With her he 
begot the fecond Earle George Gordon. 

He [the fecond Earl] married Lady Jane Stuart, daughter to King 
James the Firft, sans iflue ; fecondlie, a daughter of the Earle of 
Erroll's ; and dyed att Sterline anno 1501. 1501. 

The third Earle of Huntly was Alexander, the fone of George. 
He married Lady Jean Stuart, daughter to John firft Earle of Athol 
of that name. He dyed at Perth anno 1525. 1525. 

The fourth, was John Lord Gordon, the fone of Alexander. He 
married Lady Margaret Stuart, daughter to King James the Fourth, 
whom he begot upon Margaret Drummond, daughter to John Lord 
Drummond. He dyed before his father anno 1514. 1514. 

The fifth, was George Earle of Huntly, the fone of John. He 
married Lady Elifabeth Keith, daughter to Earle Marifchall. He 
was Chancellor of Scotland, and by King Henrie the Second of 
France, made Knight of the Order of St. Michael. He defeat the 
Englifh at Haddenrig anno 1542; and was taken prifoner at the 1542. 
batle of Pinkie ; hot killed at the fight of Corrichy, 1562, and lyes 1562. 
at Elgine. 

The fixth, was Alexander, the fone of George. He dyed chyldlefs. 

The feventh, was George, the brother of Alexander. He was 
Chancellor of Scotland in the time of Queen Marie. He married 

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Lady Anna Hamilton, daughter to John Duke of Chaftelherauld. 
He dyed at Straboggie, and lyes at Elgine. 

The eighth Earle of Huntly was George, the fone of George ; he, 

with Francis Earle of Erroll, beat the Earle of Argyle's army at the 

1594. battle of Glenlivet, 1594. He was by King James the Sixth created 

1599. Marques of Huntly, and Earle of Enzie at Holyroodhoufe anno 1599. 

He married Lady Henrietta Stuart, daughter to Efme Duke of 


The fecond Marques was George, fone to George ; he married 
Lady Anna Campbell, daughter to Archbald Earle of Argyle. He 
fuffered death at Edenburgh for ferveing the King : his eldeft 
daughter was Lady Anna Gordon, Lady Drummond. 

The third Marques wes Lues, the third fone of George ; the tuo 

eldeft, George and James, haveing both dyed unmarried. He married 

Grant, daughter to the Laird of Grant. 

The fourth Marques of Huntly is George, the fone of Lues ; he 

married Lady Howard, daughter to Henrie Duke of 

Norfolk, Earle of Arundale, and Earle Marifchall of England. 

This Family of Huntly is twife defcended from the Drummonds. 
Firft, George fecond Earle of Huntly married Lady Jean Stuart, the 
daughter of King James the Firft ; and Lady Annabella Drummond 
was the King's mother. Secondly, John Lord Gordon, the father of 
George fifth Earle of Huntly, married Lady Margaret Stuart, 
daughter to King James the Fourth ; and Mrs. Margaret Drummond, 
eldeft daughter to John Lord Drummond, was her mother. And 
now the Houfe of Perth is come of the Marques of Huntly by this 
worthy lady, Anna Gordon, mother to James the prefent Earle of 


Concerning James the fourth Earle of Perth, the Sone of 
James third Earle thereof. 


James the fourth Earle of Perth, eldeft fone of the former Earle James fourth 
James, had all the advantages of good breeding, that either his own Perth, the 
country, France, or England could afford ; and hes given large tefli- c heef of the 
monie how capable he hes been to learn what ever was worthy there aml y ' 
or elfe where. He married, firft, Lady Jean Douglas, daughter to 
William Marques of Douglas, and fi ft er-germane to William Duke 
of Hamilton. By her he hath a fone, James, and tuo daughters, 
Lady Marie, and Lady Anna Drummonds. After the death of 
Lady Jean Douglas Countefs of Perth, he married Lillias Drum- 
mond Countefs of Tullibardine, the widdow of James, laft Earle of 
Tullibardine, and daughter to Sir James Drummond of Machany. 
He hes by her tuo fones, John and Charles Drummonds. 

Of Lilias Drummond now Comtefs of Perth, mention is made in 
the accompt of the family of Machany. 

Off Lady Jean Douglas, Comtess of Perth, and of the 
Marques of Douglas her Father, and his Family. 

The Douglaues are and hes been one of the eldeft and confider- 
ableft Familys of the nation : They are from theire extraction native 
Scotfmen born, and theire begining to be noticed is very ancient. 


The firft of them, whom we hear of, appeares to have been a man of 
no fmal power, and of a Angular courage and refolution ; for, in a 
batle fought betwixt King Solvatius, the fixty-fourth King of Scots, 
767. about the year 767, againft the firft Donald Bane, that famous rebell, 
when the King's army was fuccumbing before theire enimies, a valiant 
champion enters the lifts, recovers the day, and routs Donald Bane's 
army ; which was fuch a furpryfe, that the King and the victorious 
army cried aloud, " What was the gallant that fo nobly turned the 
chafe ? " It was anfwered, by thefe who had obferved his activety, 
Sholto Douglas: which is as much as, See, yonder black gray hero ! 
And thus was Sholto faftened on him for a name, and Douglas for a 
fyrename to him and his pofterity : fo that Sholto Douglas was the 
firft remarkable beginner of the family of Douglas, whereof now 
James Marques of Douglas is the cheefe. 

King Solvatius rewarded this Sholto for his fervice with lands; 
which from him were called Douglafdale, the river that waters it 
Douglas, and the caftle for his palace built upon Douglas. Sholto 
had a grandchyld, called William Douglas and fecond brother, who 
went with William, King Achaius brother, and 4000 Scotfmen under 
his conduct, to the afiftance of Charlefmaine, when he invaded Italy 
800. about the year 800. This William Douglas made his abode in Italy, 
and was the father of that honourable family in Placentia, called to 
this day the Scotti, who keeps ftill the coat of armes, or very near it, 
that belonged of old to the Douglaffes. The cheefe of thefe Scotti 
fent a tree of theire pedegree to William Earle of Angus, about the 
year 1622. 

The firft of the Douglafles who was nobilitat was called William ; 

him King Malcolm Keandmore, in a parliament holden at Forfar anno 

1057. 1057, created a Lord ; and it was then that the firft Earles, Lords, 

and Knights were made by that King. After this firft Lord William, 

there followed nine fucceffions, all Lords of Douglas, worthy and 


valiant men ; untill William the tenth Lord Douglas, whom King 
David Bruce made Earle of Douglas in the field, that day whereupon 
the unfortunat batle of Durham was fought. William, the firft Earle 
of Douglas, by marrying of tuo heretrixes, to wit, Margaret Marr 
and Margaret Stuart, was by right of them Earle of Marr and Earle 
of Angus. From this Earle William there fprung the tuo great 
families of the Douglaffes ; of the firft wife were the Earles of 
Douglas, and of the laft, to wit, Margaret Stuart, the Earles of 
Angus. By the firft wife, Margaret Mar, he had a daughter, Lady 
Ifibbella Douglas, who fell to be heretrix of Mar ; fhe married firft 
Malcolm Drummond, Senefchal of Lennox, who was by her right 
Earle of Mar, but had no children. 

A List of the Earles of Douglas. 

The firft Earle William, of whom we have now fpoken, was the e. of Douglas. 
fone of Archbald Earle of Galloway, the third brother of good Sir 
James, the eighth Lord Douglas, who was flaine by the Saracens in 
Spaine ; for William fucceeded to his uncle Hugh, the ninth Lord 
Douglas, who was the fecond brother of good Sir James. 

2. James, the fone of William. He married Euphame Stuart, 
daughter to King Robert the fecond, whom he begot upon the Earle 
of Rofs' daughter, bot had no children. He dyed victorious at that 
bloody fight of Otterburn in Northumberland. 

3. Archbald, the brother of James, called Archbald the Grim. He 
married the only daughter of Thomas Murray, Lord of Bothwell, and 

got with her the lands of Bothwell, &c. He dyed anno 1400. 1400. 

4. Archbald, called Tynman, the fone of Grim Archbald He 


married Margaret Stuart, daughter to King Robert the III., and was 
the firft Duke of Turraine, created by Charles VII. of France. He 
1424. dyed at the batle of Vernoil, anno 1424. 

5. Archbald, fone to Archbald Tynman, married Maud Lindfay, 
daughter to David Earle of Craufurd. Archbald was fecqnd Duke 
of Turraine, and purchafled the Earledome of Wigtone from the 

1438. Fleeming. [He] dyed anno 1438. 

6. William, fone to the former Archbald. He was third Duke of 
Turraine ; a young man, unmarried. By the contriveances of Chan- 
cellor Creichton and Governour Livingftone, in the reigne of King 

1440. James the Second, he was execut in Edinburgh Caftle, 1440. 

7. James, the uncle of William and fone of Archbald Tynman, 
called Grofs James; married Beatrix Sinclar, daughter to Henrie Earle 

1443. of Orknay ; and dyed anno 1443. He was fourth Duke of Turraine. 

8. William, the fone of Grofs James, married Beatrix Lyndfay, 
daughter to the Earle of Craufurd. He was fifth Duke of Turraine, 
and had no children. He wes ftabbed by King James the Second, in 

1452. Sterline caftle, 1452. 

9. James, the brother of William and fixth Duke of Turraine. He 
and his three brothers, Archbald, Hugh, and John, with Beatrix, 
relict of Earle William, Alexander Earle of Craufurd, and James 
Lord Hamilton, were all declared rebells and forfaulted. At laft, 
Earle James was taken prifoner and brought to King James the Third, 
who caufed imprifon him in the abbay of Lundores, where he dyed 

1488. 1488 ; and with him ended the Race of the noble Earles of Douglas. 



A List of the Douglasses, Earles of Angus. 

1. William, firft Earle of Douglas, was alfo by right of his fecond e. of Angus. 
lady, Margaret Stuart, the firft Earle of Angus. Of him and his 
diverfe marriages, whereof by the firft fprung the Earles of Douglas, 

and by the laft the Earles of Angus, we have fpoken of before. 

2. George, the fone of William and Margaret Stuart. His wife 
was Mary Stuart, daughter to King Robert the Third, begotten upon 
Queen Annabella Drummond, of whom mention is made already. 

He [dyed] anno 1430. 1430. 

3. William, the fone of George, beat the Percie at the batle of 
Piperden. He married Margaret Sinclar, daughter to the Earle of 
Orkney, and had a fone, James, who fucceeded. This William dyed 
about the year 1437. 

4. James, the fone of William. There is no mention of his wife 
nor of his children, fo that it appeares he had neither. He dyed 
about the year 1452. 

5. George, uncle to James, and fone to William the third Earle. 
He married Elifabeth Sibbald, daughter to the laird of Balgonie, 
Thefaurer of Scotland, defcended of Sibbauld Earle of Northumber- 
land in the dayes of King Malcolm Keandmore. George dyed 1462. 1462. 

6. Archbald, the fone of George. He married Elifabeth Boyd, 
daughter to Robert Lord Boyd, Chancellor, and one of the gover- 
noures of Scotland, anno 1468, in the minority of King James the 1468. 
Third. This was Archbald Bel-the-Cat, and Chancellor to King 
James the Fourth. He dyed 1514, the year after Floudon. 1514. 

7. George, the fone of Archbald Bel-the-Cat. He married Elifa- 
beth Drummond, daughter to John Lord Drummond. He dyed 
before his father, and fo came never to be Earle, bot was called 
Mafter of Angus ; and killed at Flowdone 1513. 1513. 




8. Archbald, the fone of George Matter of Angus. He married, 
firft, Margaret Hepburn, daughter to Patrick Lord Bothwell. His 
fecond wife, in anno 1514, was Queen Margaret, relict of King James 
[the] Fourth. And his third wife was Margaret Maxwell, daughter 

1557. to the Lord Maxwell. He left no fone, and dyed 1557. 

9. David, nephew to Archbald, the fone of his brother Sir George 
Douglas of Pittendrich. He married Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter 
to John Hamilton of Samuelftone, called John of Cliddefdale, brother 

1558. to James Duke of Chaftelherauld, the Governor. He dyed anno 1558. 

10. Archbald, the fone of David. He married, firft, Margaret 
Erflune, daughter to John Earle of Mar ; bot had no children by 
her. He married the fecond time Margaret Leflie, daughter to 
George Earle of Rothes ; neither had he any children by her. He 
married the third time to Jean Lyon, daughter to Patrick Lord 
Glames, Chancellor; neither had fhe any liveing child: he died in 

1588. the year 1588. He was the laft Earle of Angus of the race of 
George the fone of Archbald Bell-the-Cat ; wherefore the fucceffion 
folio wes from William Douglas of Glenbervie, fecond fone to Archi- 
bald Bel-the-Cat, and brother to George Mafter of Angus, flaine at 

This Sir William Douglas married Elifabeth Aufflect, heretrix of 
Glenbervie, and begot a fone, William Douglas of Glenbervy. 

11. William Douglas, grandchild to Archbald Bel-the-Cat, fuc- 
ceeded to the tenth Earle Archbald by taylzie. He married Giles 
Grahame, daughter to Sir Robert Grahame of Morphie, and begot 

12. William Douglas, the fone of William, fucceeded to be Earle 
of Angus. He married Elifabeth Olyphant, daughter to Laurence 
Lord Olyphant, and begot with her William, who fucceeded. 

Marques of l. William Douglas, the fone of the laft William, was the thir- 

teenth Earle of Angus : he was created Marques of Douglas by King 


Charles the Firft, anno 1633. He married, to his firft wife, Lady 1633. 
Margaret Hamilton, filter to James Earle of Abercorne, and begot 
with her Archbald Earle of Angus. Archbald married, firft, 

and begot with her James, now fecond Marques of Douglas. 
Archbald's fecond wife was Lady Weems, daughter to 

Earle of Weems, who had to him now 

Earle of Forfare ; married to Lockart, daughter to Sir 

William Lockart of Lie. 

William firft Marques of Douglas married to his fecond wife Lady 
Margaret Gordon, daughter to George Marques of Huntly, and 
begot on her William, now Duke of Hamilton, Earle of 

Dumbarton, and four daughters. 

2. James, now fecond Marques of Douglas, fone to Archbald Earle 
of Angus, and grandchyld to William firft Marques of Douglas, 
married Lady Erflrine, daughter to John Earle of Mar ; 

and hes by her a fone, Earle of Angus. 

The mutual allyances betwixt the Houses of Douglas 

and Dkummond. 

Firft, Sir Malcolm Drummond married Lady Iffobella Douglas, 
daughter to William firft Earle of Douglas, whom he begot upon 
Lady Margaret Marr, heretrix thereof ; and fo Malcom becam Earle 
of Mar by right of his wife, who was alfo heretrix. 

2. Archbald the fourth Earle of Douglas, called Archbald Tynman, 
married Lady Margaret Stuart, daughter to King Robert the Third, 
whom he begot upon his Queen, Annabella Drummond. 

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3. George Douglas, fecond Earle of Angus, married Lady Mary 
Stuart, ane other daughter of King Robert the Third's, and her 
mother alfo was Queen Annabella Drummond. 

4. George Mafter of Angus, eldeft fone of Archbald called Bel-the- 
Cat, who was the fixth Earle of Angus, married Elifabeth Drum- 
mond, daughter to John firft Lord Drummond. 

Lastly, James, now Earle of Perth, married Lady Jean Douglas, 
daughter to William firft Marques of Douglas ; and hes by her James 
Lord Drummond, Lady Mary and Lady Anna Driunmonds. 

The Original and Succession of the Ruthvens. 

Raniminis Arrago, King of Arragon, his eldeft fone was Alphonfus, 
who fucceeded. His fecond fone Baldwine married Ruthia, daughter 
1060. to the Duke of Ferrara : he dyed anno 1060 ; and begot Ruthowen. 

He married Matildis, daughter to Rhyfe ap Griffith ap Leulin, 
1102. Prince of Wales. Dyed anno 1102. 

Fleanchus, the fone of Bancho, and father of Walter the firft great 
Stuart of Scotland, married Nefta, the fifter of Rhyfe ap Griffith ap 
Lewlin, Prince of Wales ; of whom the Royal Family of Stuarts is 
lineally defcended. 

Ruthowen begot Rhyfe ap Rothuen, who married Eupheme, neece 
1130. to Richard Earle of Pembroke. He dyed anno 1130 ; begot 

Riore a Ruthven. He married Emergarda, daughter to Gilchrift 

1189. Earle of Angus: dyed anno 1189. This Riore or Rore a Ruthven 

was the firft of that family who came to Scotland with his brother 

William, anno 1159, in the reigne of King Malcolm Fourth : he begot 


Sir William Ruthven, who married Alice, daughter to the Earle of 
Beaumont, in France ; dyed anno 1224 : begot 1224. 

Sir John Ruthven ; he married Lucina, daughter to the Lord Kin- 
clevein ; he dyed 1262 : begot 1262. 

Sir Patrick Ruthven ; he married Annabella Campbell, daughter to 
the Knight of Lochawah ; dyed 1296 : begot 1296. 

Sir William Ruthven ; he married Marrion Ramfay, daughter to 
the Lord of Ochterhoufe ; dyed 1320 : begot 1320. 

Sir Walter Ruthven ; he married Marjory Carron ; and was killed 
at the batle of Durhame 1346 : begot 1346. 

Sir Patrick Ruthven ; he married Margaret Hay, daughter to the 
Earle of Erroll ; dyed 1379 : begot 1379. 

Sir James Ruthven ; he married Margaret Douglas, coufine to the 
Earle of Douglas ; dyed 1420 : begot 1420. 

Sir William Ruthven ; he married Eleonora Vaufs ; he dyed anno 
1454 : begot 1454. 

Sir Patrick Ruthven ; he married Jean Boyd, daughter to the Lord 
Boyd; dyed 1470. He had a daughter Margaret, married to Sir 1470. 
AValter Drummond, the fone of Sir John Drummond, the ninth cheefe 
of the family of Drummond. Sir Patrick begot lykwife a fone 

William, firft Lord Ruthven, created anno 1487 by King James 1487. 
the Third : married Elifabeth Lythington, daughter to the Barron of 
Saltcoats ; dyed anno 1528 : begot 1528. 

William, fecond Lord [Mafter of] Ruthven : he married Jean 
Hepburn, daughter to the Laird of Riccartone ; dyed at Flowdone 
anno [1513] : begot 

William, third Lord Ruthven: he married Jean, daughter and 
heretrix of George Halyburton Lord Dirleton, with whom he had 
eight daughters ; firft, Elifabeth, Lady Bonington Wood ; fecondi, 
Lilias, Lady Drummond ; third, Jean, Lady Strathurd, (he was 
Creichton) ; fourth, Catharina, Lady Glenurchy ; fifth, Cicile, Lady 


Weems ; fixth, Margaret, Lady Elphingfton ; feventh, Chriftina, 

1551. Lady Lundy ; eighth, Barbara, Lady Gray. He dyed 1551 : begot 
(Alexander the firft of Freeland was his fone) 
Patrick, fourth Lord Ruthven ; he married Jean Douglas, daughter 

1566. to Archbald Earle of Angus ; dyed 1566 : begot 

William, firft Earle of Gourie; he married Dorrothea Stuart, 
daughter to Henrie Lord Methven. He was created Earle by King 

1581. James the Sixth, October 24 1581, and made Lord Thefaurer of 
Scotland. He had eight daughters ; firft, Marie, Comtefs of Atholl, 
who had four daughters ; Dorothy, heretrix of Atholl ; fecond, Jean, 
married to James Earle of Atholl, Lord Innermeath ; third, Mary, 
Lady St. Colm Stuart ; and Anna, Lady Ochiltree. William Earle of 
Gaury's fecond daughter, Jean, wes Lady Ogilvy ; third,Lilias, Duchefs 
of Lennox, without ifhew ; fourth, Dorothea, Lady Pittencreiffe, 
without ifhew ; fifth, Margaret, Comtefs of Montrofe ; fixth, Beatrix, 
Lady Coldingknows, now Earles of Hume ; feventh, Elifabeth, Lady 
Lochinvar, now Vifcounts of Kenmuire ; eighth, Barbara, unmarried. 
This William Earle of Gourie kept King James the Sixth a prifoner 
at Ruthven Caftle untill he figned a warrant to banifli his coufine 
Efme Duke of Lennox ; for which he was convicted of treafon, and 

1584. execut at Sterline, May 4 1584. 

His eldeft fone James was fecond Earle ; bot dyed young, about 

1588. fourteen years of age, 1588. 

William Earle of Gourie's fecond fone John was third Earle ; who, 

1600. with his brother Alexander, were killed at Perth anno 1600, upon the 
5th of Aguft, for confpyreing to kill the King. They were fore- 
faulted, theire lands annexed to the crowne, the fyrname aboliftied, 
Ruthven Caftle called Huntingtoure, and ane anniverfary thankf- 
giveing appointed to be keept on that day. 


The Family of Sinclar Earle of Orknay. 

1. William fecond fone to Voldefius Earle of St. Clarence or St. 
Clare, in France, came to Scotland either with King William, or to 
England with the Conquerour, and thence hither, bot moft apparently 
with King William. He married Agnes Dumbar, daughter to Pat- 
rick Earle of March. 

2. The fecond, Sir Henrie Sinclair ; he married Catharina daughter 
to Earle of Strathern. 

3. The third, Sir Henrie ; he married Margaret Mar, daughter to 
Gartney Earle of Mar. 

4. The fourth, Sir William ; he married Elifabeth Spar, daughter 
of Malicius Spar, Earle of Orkney and Shetland, whereby he became 
Earle of Orkney. EHfabeth's mother was Lucia, daughter to the 
Earle of Rofs. He went with James Lord Douglas to the Holy 
Land to convey the heart of King Robert the Firft, anno 1330 : vide 1330. 

5. Sir Henrie Sinclair ; he, after the forfaulture of his grandfather 
Malice, Earle of Strathern, was by King David Bruce created Earle 
of Orknay and Shetland. He married Florentina, daughter to the 
King of Denmark. 

6. Henrie, fecond Earle of Orkney, married Giles or Egidia 
Douglas, only daughter to William the Black Douglas, Lord of Lid- 
difdale, and the faire Egidia Stuart, who was treacheroufly flaine by 
the Lord Clifford, on the bridge of Dantzick. Elifabeth Sinclar, 
fpoufe to Sir John Drummond, was daughter to this Henrie. He 
was by the King of Denmark created Duke of Oldenburgh ; he 
was Knight of the Thiftle, Cockell, Garter, and Golden Fleece, the 
cheefe orders of knighthood in Scotland, France, England, and Spaine. 
Egidia Stuart was the wonder of that age for beautie, fhe Avas 


daughter to King Robert the Second, by Elifabeth Muire. Hector 
Boethius wryttes, that Charles the Sixth King of France, heareing of 
her fame, fent a painter privately to Scotland, who drew her picture, 
and prefented it to the King, who was therewith fo enamoured, that 
he difpatched Ambafiadoures to demand her in marriage ; bot they 
came too late. 

7. William Sinclair, third Earle of Orknay, &c. married Elifabeth 
Douglas, daughter to Archbald Tynman Earle of Douglas. His fone 
was William the Walter, by her, author of the family of Ravenfheugh. 
Elifabeth Douglas, comtefs of Orknay, was begotten by Archbald 
Tynman, upon Margaret Stuart, daughter of King Robert [the] 
Third and Queen Annabella Drummond. This Earle William was 

1453. Chancellor of Scotland to King James [the] Second, 1453, and got 
from the King the Earledome of Caitnes in compenfation for his 
clame to the Lordfhip of Liddifdale, offices, and penfiones contracted 
by King Robert the Second to William the Black Douglas, Lord of 
Liddifdale, with his daughter the faire Egidia. 

It was this Earle William's fifter, Elifabeth Sinclare, who married 
Sir John Drummond, the ninth cheefe head of the family of Drum- 

William third Earle, after the death of Elifabeth his firft wife, mar- 
ried a fecond time to Marjory Sutherland, daughter to Alexander, 
Mafter of Sutherland ; and had by her tuo fones, the firft, Oliver of 
Rofline, and William. This William was the firft Earle of Caitnes, 

1470. 1470 : he was flaine at Floudon. This William Earle of Orknay was 
forefaulted by King James [the] Third, and the Earldome of Orknay, 
and Lordfhip of Zetland annexed to the Crowne. 

This coppied from the Original Manuscript by Mr. David 
Drummond, Advocat, Anno 1689. 


A P P E N D I X.-No. I. 


By William Drummond of Hawthornden. 

[The manuscript from which this History is printed belonged to Robert Mylne, writer in 
Edinbicrgh, who died at a very advanced age in the earlier part of the last century. In many 
places it is evidently inaccurate, and, like most other of his transcripts, interpolated. An 
attempt is made to distinguish his additions by printing what appears to be such, within 

To The Right Honourable JOHN EARLE of PERTH. 

My Noble Lord, 
Though, as Glaucus sayes to Diomed, (in Homer,) 

Like the race of leaves 

The race of man is, that deserves, no question ; nor receaves 

His being any other breath : The wind in Autumne strowes 

The earth with old leaves ; then the Spring, the woods with new endowes. 

Yet I have ever thought the knowledge of kinred, and genealogies of the ancient 
families of a countrey, a matter so fan- from contempt, that it deserveth highest praise. 
Herein consisteth a part of the knowledge of a man's own selfe. It is a great spurr to 
vertue to look hack on the worth of our line. In this is the memory of the dead 
preserved with the living, being more firme and honourable than any epitaph. The 
living know that band which tyeth them to others. By this man is distinguished from 
the reasonless creatures, and the noble of men from the baser sort. For it often falleth 
out (though we cannot tell how) for the most part, that generositie followeth gopd 
birth and parentage. This moved me to essay this Table of your Lordship's House, 
which is not inferior to the best in this Isle and greatest. It is but roughly (I confess) 


242 APPENDIX. No. I. 

hewen, nakedly limned, and after better Informations to be amended. In pieces of 
this kind, who doeth according to such light as he receaveth is beyond reprehension. 
Your Lordships humble servant and kinsman, 


Edgar Atheling, son to Edward, Prince of England, intituled the Outlaw, the 
nephew of Edward the Confessour, finding him selfe weake to resist the power and 
violence of William Duke of Normandie, who then was subdueing England, fearing to 
be impaired in honour and estate, with his mother, Agatha daughter to Solomon King 
of Hungarie, and his two sisters, Margaret and Christian, intendit a retreate into 
Hungarie, their native countrey. In their voyage they were driven by tempest on the 
coast of Scotland, and arryved on the northern syde of the river of Forth, at the place 
now named St. Margaret's Hope. Malcolme the Third, King of Scotland, having then 
his residence in Dumfermling, not farr from the haven, not only in all hospitable 
manner entertained them, his former sufferings in his exyle having taught him to 
compassionat others in lyke distresses, but with ane army assisting Edgar, raised great 
commotions in the North against Duke William, entered into league with Edgar for 
the publict saifty ; and to inchaine it the stronger, took to wyffe Margaret, his sister, 
a lady indued with all blessed vertues. In the traine of thes Princes were many 
gentlemen, some English some Hungarians, who had used all endeavoures to recover 
the lost countrey : but the government being setled they prevailed nothing. Among 
which one eminent for his valour against the Normanes, who by his good service in 
the conduct of the Navie wherein the Royal strangers were embarqued, was gratifyed 
by King Malcolme with sundry lands, and honoured with a coat of armes, viz. three 
ondes id est weaves gules in a feild of or; crest, halfe ane gray hound, gules, with his 
collours, or; two savadges for supporters. About this tyme surnames in Europe 
beginning, which necessity first found out, this gentleman was named Drummond; 
which seemeth to have been the motto given unto him from the Tempests, Drum in 
the ancient language signifying hight, as the Drum of Athole, Blair, Lenrick, and 
other eminent places yet signifye ; and onde, in all languages which come from the 

No. I. APPENDIX. 243 

Latine, a wave ; unless one would conjecture this name to have been given from the 
ships in which they were conveyed ; which some other before that were called 
Dromones, Quasi cursoria navigia, [for according to] Isiodorus, Longae naves sunt quas 
Dromones vocamus : — cursum enim kpofiov Graeci dicunt. The French yet call a caravall, 
or swift vessell used commonly by pirrates, a Dromant. Thus the Argonautae were 
named from the ship Argos, in which they sailed to Colchos. This happened about 
the year of our Lord 1067. 

Of this Drummond lineallie descended the race of the Drummonds of Stobhall, of 
which the most apparent, about the year 1370, was, — 

1. Sir John Drummond, whose linage in our tyme, is, by the blessing of God, 
numerous and floorishing. He marryed Eleonor Saintclair, daughter to Henrie Sin- 
clair, Earle of Orkney, Earle of Caithnes, Lord Sinclair, Baron of Roselin, Picthland, 
or Pent land. And from him Glen-Orkney, a forest yet in the possession of the Lord 
Drummond had the name. This Henry Sinclair's mother was a daughter of William 
Douglas, Lord of Niddisdale, her mothers name was Geills, or Aegidia, daughter to 
Robert the Second, by his wyfe Elizabeth Moore : this is asserted [by] David Hume in 
the history of the Dowglasses. Eleonor Sinclair bore to Sir John Drummond of 
Stobhall, knight, fyve sons, and one daughter named Annabella, a lady born under a 
happy conjunction of starrs, if ever any. Robert the Third King of Scotland, 
enamoured with her vertues and singular beauty, made her queen, of which marriage 
a Poet of our tyme wrytteth : Ecce autem quaerenda, fyc. [See page 76.] 

From her in a direct lyne the Kings of Scotland are descendit till this year, [1649] 
which is the first of our Sovereigne Lord's reigne, Charles the Second. Annabella wes 
marryed to King Robert about the year 1391. She bare to him, 

David, Prince of Rothesay. He marryed the Earle of Douglas' sister, and wes four 
years marryed befor his cruell Uncle starved him in the towr of Falkland, then twentie- 
four or twentie-fy ve of age. He wes installed Duke 1396. She bare also, 

James the First, King of Scotland of that name. And Margaret Steuart, who was 
maryed to Archbald fourth Earle of Douglas, and lyes buryed in the church of Lin- 
cluden with this inscription on her tomb : — 


244 APPENDIX. No. I. 

The Earle of Douglas had by her tuo sons. 1. Archbald Earle of Wigtoun. And, 

2. James Earle of Abercorne, called Gross James. He had tuo daughters by her, 
1. Margaret, maryed to William Sinclair Earle of Orkney. And, 2. Elizabeth, maryed to 
John Stuart Earle of Buchan, second son to Robert Duke of Albany Governour, and 
Constable of France. This is averd by David Hume in the History of the Douglasses. 

King James the First of Scotland, married Jane, daughter to the Earle of Somerset, 
and cousine to Henry the Sext. She bore to him, 1. James the Second, King of Scot- 
land. And daughters : 2. Margaret, (maryed to Lewis the Dawphine of France, after 
King Lewis the Eleavinth,) who dyed young without children, and is buryed at 

3. Elizabeth, maryed to the Duke of Bretaigne. 4. Eleonor, maryed to the Duke of 
Austria. 5. Mary, maryed to the Earle of Camphire. 6. Jean, Countess of Huntlie. 
7. Annabella, Countess of Morton. She bare to the Earle of Morton a daughter, who 
was first maryed to the Earle of Cassills, and bare him, Kennedie Earle of 
Cassills ; Kennedie, bishop of St. Andrews ; and Sir Alexander Kennedy beheaded. 
She after maryed the Earle of Montrose, to whom she bare Patrick Grahame, first 
Archbishop of St. Andrews ; and the Laird of Fintrie, of whose ofspring are the 
present Grahames of Fintrie. 

King James the Second of Scotland, maryed Mary, daughter to the Duke of Gilders. 
She bare, 1. James the Third. 2. Alexander Duke of Albany. 3. John Earle of Marr. 

4. Mary, Countess of Arran Boyd, thereafter Lady Hamilton 1479- 5. Cicile, maryed 
to William son to the Lord Crichtoun. 

King James the Thrid maryed Margaret, daughter to Christian King of Denmark, 
who bare to him King James the Fourth. 

King James the Fourth maryed Margaret, daughter to Henry the Seaventh of 
England, who bare to him James the Fyfth, King of Scotland. 

King James the Fyfth maryed, first, Magdalen of Vallois, daughter to Frances the 
First King of France ; and she dyeing sans ishu, he maryed Mary of Loraine, sister 
to Frances, daughter to Rheyne Duke of Guise, who bare to him Mary Queen of 

Mary Queen of Scotland was maryed to Hary Steuart, Lord Darnley. He begot 
upon her James King of Great Brittaigne. 

King James the Sexth maryed Anna of Denmark, who bare to him, 1. Henry 
Prince of Wales, who dyed of 1 8 years of his age. 2. Charles the First, King of 

No. I. APPENDIX. 245 

England. And, 3. Elizabeth ; she was maryed to Frederick, Elector Palatine of the 
Rhine, therafter vnfortunate King of Bohemia, and bare him many children. 

King Charles the First maryed Mary of Burbon, daughter to Henry the Fourth King 
of France, who bare to him, 1. Charles the Second, King of Scotland. 2. James, 
Duke of York. 3. Henry, Duke of Glocester. 4. Mary, maryed to William Prince of 
Orange. 5. Elizabeth died vnmaried. 6. Henrieta maryed Philip Duke of Orleance, 
only brother of Lewis Fourteenth King of France. 

Thus much for the Race of the Kings come of Annabella. 

2. Malcolm Drummond was the eldest son of the forsaid first Sir John Drummond 
of Stobhall, and Helenor St. Clair. He maryed Issobell Douglas, daughter to the 
Earle of Douglas, and Margaret Marr, who wes daughter and heir to Duncan, or 
Donald Earle of Marr; she had no children to Malcolm, nor to Alexander Steuart, 
who, after the decease of Malcolme, maryed her. He was son to the Earle of Buchan 
brother to King Robert the Third. 

3. Walter Drummond succeided to his brother Malcolme. He maried 
Montifixo, daughter to This lady bare to him four sons. 
1, John. 2, Mr. Walter. 3, James. 

4. John succeided to his father, and was created Lord 1484. He married Elizabeth 
Lindsay, daughter to David Lindsay Earle of Crawfurd. She bare to him tuo sons and 
three [six] daughters. His eldest son wes named, 

William, the first Master ; his father long outliving him. This first Master wes 
married to [Isobel] Campbell, daughter to the Earle of Argyle. She bare to him 

named the Second Master. It is told this first Lord Drummond lived to 
see the Thrid. The Second Master maryed Grahame, daughter to 

the Earle of Montrose, who bare to him David second Lord Drummond; in whose 
chyldhead John his grandfather dyed, ane active vallourous man, famous in all our 
historyes : in Edward Hall, Buchanan, Hollinshed, Leslie. 

Wee shall now follow forth John first Lord Drommond his children, before we come 
to David second Lord Drummond. 

The Second son of John the first Lord Drummond, was John Drummond of Inner- 
peffrey, named John Bane, that is, fair and comelie : he maryed the Lady Saltoun. 

246 APPENDIX. No. I. 

He had tuo sons ; the one was Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffrey, and Harie, who 
maryed [Janet] Crichtoun heiress of Riccarton. Sir John., the eldest, maryed Margaret 
Steuart, Lady Gordon,, naturall daughter to King James the Fourth, who bare to him, 
1. Margaret Countess of Eglintoun. 2. Anna Lady Semple. 3. Issobell Lady Elphin- 
stoun ; the genealogie of Elphinston calls her Margaret. 4. Lady Laudon. 

5. Jane Lady Cromlix — in whom the house of Innerpeffrey ceassed. 

Margaret did beare the Master of Eglinton that was slaine by the Cunninghames, 
and Margaret Lady Setton 

The Shirreffe of Air, first Lord Lawdoun. (*) 

Jane bare Sir James Chesme [Chisholme] of Cromlix, and the Bishop of Vestoun, 
[Vason] a learned and grave churchman. He was one of the prelats receaved Mary of 
Florence, Queen of Henrie Fourth King of France, in Avignon, 19th November 1600. 

[Nota. — The lands of Innerpeffrey went with the above Jean to Chisholme of Crom- 
lix. And it came back to James first Lord Madertie. He maryed Jean, daughter and 
heiress of Sir James Chisholme of Cromlix.] 

Issobell was mother to Alexander Lord Elphinstoun, Mr. George Elphinstoun, 
Rector of the Scots Colledge of Dowie, and James Lord Balmirino, Secretar and Presi- 
dent of the Colledge of Justice. 

Hary Drummond, the second son of John Drummond of Innerpeffrey, wes a stout 
and vallorous man. He, by the endeavours of Mary of Loraine, Queen Regent of 
Scotland, with whom he wes in high esteem, obtained in mariage Janet Crichtoun, 
heretrix of Riccartoun, daughter to Hary Crichtoun Laird of Riccartoun, and then 
the Queen's waird, by whom the Drummonds have the tytle of thes lands. Janet 
Crichtoun' s mother was a daughter of the Lord Livingstoun. She bare to this Hary, 
1. Hary Drummond, Laird of Riccartoun. 2. William of Pitcairne. 3. Sir Edward 
Drummond, a supreame Judge in Veson, a toun pertaineing to the Apostolick Sea, in 
France. He was one of the knights of Clement the Eight, and came to Scotland in 
anno 1600, for great matters, to King James, concerning his succession to the croun of 
England. 4. Mr. Ninian Drummond, Minister of Kinnoull. 5 Drummond, 

Lady Logy, the mother of that famous young gentleman beheaded by the Hollanders. 
—[Nota. Janet Crichtoun after this Haries death maried Monteith of Carss.] 

(!) Mylne, in one of his transcripts, has supplied the defect in this place by an extract from Free- 
bairn's History. 

No. I. APPENDIX. 247 

Hary, son of the last Hary, married Sandilands, daughter to the Laird of 

Calder, sister to Sir James Sandilands of Slammanno-moor, gentleman of the Kings 
Privie Chamber. She bare to him, 1. William Drummond. 2. Thomas Drummond. 

William marryed Stirline, daughter to the Laird of Keir ; who bare to him 

William Drummond and daughters. [His son] William maryed Magdalen Dalziell, 
daughter to Thomas Dalziell of Binns and Magdalen Bruce [daughter] to my Lord 
Bruce in England, once Master of the Rolls. Thomas Dalziell was coussine to the 
Earle of Carnwath. [His son Thomas wes a great generall, and a man famous in the 
late warrs, and against the Whigs at Pentland Hills.] 

John the first Lord Drummond had thrie daughters : 

1. Margaret, the eldest, affianced to King James the Fourth, though he was not 
suffered to marie her, least the familly of Drummond sould have been raised too high ; 
and she was cutt of by poysson, and tuo other of her sisters that accidentally shared 
therof. She bare to him Margaret Steuart, whom the King maryed to the Lord 
Gordon ; unto whom she bare George Earle of Huntlie, who wes slaine at Corrichie. 
After the Lord Gordon's death Margaret wes affianced to Alexander Steuart, eldest 
son of Alexander Duke of Albany. This marriage was interrupted by his brother 
John the Governour, least he should come betueen him and the Croun of Scotland, if 
James the young King should chance to dye ; and, to barr him from the succession, 
he wes turned a churchman, being made Bishop of Murray and Abbot of Scoon : ffbr 
Alexander wes eldest son to their father Duke of Albany, born of the Earle of 
Orkney's daughter ; whilst John was but borne of a second mariage, viz. the Earle of 
Bulloigne's daughter, a French woman. The Governour committed my Lady Gordon, 
for her fault, in the castle of Drummond, to John Bain Drummond, her uncle. 

2. Elizabeth, the second daughter of John Lord Drummond, was marryed to George 
Master of Angus, and bare to him Archbald Earle of Angus ; who maryed Margared 
Tudor, widow of King James IV. She bare to him Lady Margaret Douglas, mother 
to Henrie Steuart Earle of Darnley father to James, King of Great Brittain, and Sir 
George Dowglas, of whom are the Earles of Angus and Morton. 

3. The third daughter of John Lord Drummond was [Eupheme] Lady Fleyming, 
of whom the hous of Wigtoun is descended. Ther is a constant report that this Lady 
Fleyming, with her sister, Lady Margaret, and a younger unmaryed sister, were all 
thrie in one day taken away by poyson. 

248 APPENDIX. No I. 

5. David Lord Drummond, after the death of his father, the second Master of 
Drummond, succeidit. He wes the son of the Earle of Montrose's daughter. He 
maryed, himselfe, first the naturall daughter of Alexander Steuart, Bishop of Murray, 
which Margaret Lady Gordon bore to him whilst she was affianced to him, and in 
promise of marriage. She bore to him Sybilla Drummond, Lady Powrie Ogilvie. 

After the death of Margaret Steuart, this Lord maried, secondly, Lillias Ruthven, 
daughter to John Lord Ruthven, who bore to him, 1. Patrick Lord Drummond. 2. James 
Lord Madertie, who married Jean, daughter and heiress of Sir James Chisholme, 
[by whom (1.) John, his successor. (2.) Sir James Drummond, the first of Machany. 
(3.) Lillias, maryed to Lord Oliphant, to whom she bore only a daughter, his heiress. 
(4.) Jean, to Wood of Largo, sans ishu. (5.) Margaret, to Muirehead of Breadisholme, 
with ishu. (6.) Katharine, to Andrew Lord Rollo, with ishu.] and fyve daughters. 
3. Lady Montros. 4. Countess of Marr. 5. Countess of Crawfurd. 6. Lady Tullie- 
bairne. 7. Lady Keir. 

John second Lord Madertie, maried Margaret, daughter of Patrick, first Lord 
Lindoris ; [by whom David, his successor, and other four sons, and thrie daughters, 
Anne, Jean, and Margaret, maried to Rattray of Craighall, Grahame of Inchbrake, 
and ] 

[David, third Lord Madertie, maried first Alison, the eldest of the two heiresses of 
John Crichton of Airlywight, sans ishu ; secondlie, Beatrix, sister of James first Marques 
of Montrose ; by whom Margaret, Beatrix, and Mary, maried to Grahame, 

Generall Post-Master, John Lord Carmichaell, and Hadden of Gleneagles.] 

6. Patrick Lord Drummond married Lindsay, daughter to the Earle of 
Crawfoord, who during his lyfe only enjoyed the tytle and honour of the earledome. 
And after his decease his son remained Laird of iEgle and a Lord of the Colledge of 
Justice. He had by her tuo sons and thrie daughters. 1. James first Earle of Pearth. 
2. John second Earle of Pearth. 3. Lillias Lady Fyvie, maried to Alexander Setton, 
after Chancellor of Scotland, and Earle of Dumfermline, who bore to him Amie 
Countess of , Issobel Countess of Lawderdale, Sophia Lady Balcarras, and 
Margaret, Countess of Seaforth. 4. The second daughter of Lord Patrick wes Jean 
Countess of Roxburgh. 5. The third daughter, Katharine, maried James, Master of 
Rothes, to whom she bore, (1.) John, Earle of Rothes, that great actor in the late civill 
warrs, who dyed at London, non sine suspicione veneni. (2.) Lady Elphingstoun 

No. I. APPENDIX. 249 

(3.) Anna Lady Towie. [Nota, The Genealogie of Rothes sayes, this Katharine had 
only one daughter to this Master, that was Lady Weem in Athole.] 

7. James succeided his father, Lord Patrick. He wes imployed in that honourable 
embassie with the Earle of Nottinghame in Spain for the peace of the Low Countries. 
After his returne to Scotland he maried Issobell Seaton, daughter to the Earle of 
Winton. She bore to him one only daughter, Jean Drummond, who wes maried to 
the Earle of Sutherland. He wes created Earle of Perth, 4th March 1605. He died 
at Seaton, and wes buried in the chapell there : his Lady over him erected a marble 
monument with this inscription. 


JACOBI DRUMMOND, famille principis, 







An. Sal. M.DC.XI. 

8. John, the second Earle, succeidet to his brother James. He maried Jean Kerr, 
daughter to Robert Earle of Roxburgh ; she bore to him 1. Henrie, who died a child. 
2. James Lord Drummond, his successor. 3. Sir John Drummond. 4. Sir William 
Drummond. 5. Jean Lady Flyming. 6. Issobell Lady Tullibairne. 

9. James Lord Drummond succeidit his father ; maried Ann Gordon, daughter to 
George, second Marquess of Huntly, execute for his fidelitie to his Prince in anno 1649. 

David Lord Drummond his second son, by the Lord Ruthven's daughter, wes James 
Lord Madertie, who married She bore to him Lord Madertie, 

Sir James Drummond of Machany, Lady Oliphant, Lady Duncrub, Lady Largo. 

Lord Madertie married Leslie, daughter to my Lord of Lindoires ; who 

bore to him Master of Madertie, and daughters. The Master of Madertie 

married Grahame, sister to James Earle of Montrose. 

Sir James Drummond of Machanie married Hamilton, sister to my Lord 

of Barganie, who bore to him And Drummond, slain 

on the walles of Newcastle, at the taking of the toun, 1641. 


250 APPENDIX. No. I. 

Genealogie of Drummonds of Carnock, [now represented by Sir William 
Drummond of Hawthornden.] 

Now, let us tume againe to the other sons of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall, who 
floorished about the year 1370 ; for Sir John had fyve sons by the Earle of Orkney's 
daughter. I. Walter, who succeidit him. 2. Gawin. 3. Thomas. 4. Sir William, 
of whom in the next section. 5. John, the progenitor of the Drummonds in Portugall. 

1. Sir William Drummond, the fourth son of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall, 
brother to Annabella the Queen, by her endeavoures apparently, acquyred one of the 
co-heires of Sir William Airth, knight of Carnock and Plain, to his wife ,• hir name 
wes Elizabeth Airth. He wes styled Sir William Drummond of Ermore. She bore 
to him 

2. David Drummond of Carnock, who maryied Marion Cunninghame, daughter to 
the Laird of Wester Polmais ; who bore to him 

3. Robert Drummond, who married Marion Monteith, sister to William Monteith 
of West Kerse. She bore to him 

4. Alexander Drummond, famous by his exyle and forfeiture with Archbald Earle 
of Angus, who maryed the mother of King James the Fyfth. This Alexander maried 
Marjorie, sister of Robert Bruce of Auchinbowy, by whom [he had] three sons and 
three daughters. 1. Sir Robert Drummond, Master of work, or Surveyor of King 
James the Sext his works. 2. Alexander Drummond of Meadop. The daughters 
were, the Lady Makerstoun, who bore Collonell Bartholomew Balfour, a valiant 
commander of the warrs of Holland, father to Sir Phillip Balfour ; and the Ladyes 
Skelmor, and Froske Abercrombie, of whom was Sir Patrick Abercrombie, Sir David 

[Alexander Drummond of Meadop] maried daughter of Bruce ; 

who bore to him Sir Alexander Drummond of Meidop, a Lord of Session, who died 
11th July, 1619. Mr. John Drummond of Woodcockdale, a gentleman of the bed 
chamber to King James the Sext. Major William Drummond, slain at seige of Groll 
in Holland. 

Sir Robert Drummond of Meidope, son of the said Sir Alexander, maried 
Hamilton, a sister of Binnie's ; by whom [he had] only one son. killed at Aldern with 

No. I. APPENDIX. 251 

Montrose, in anno 1645 ; and the ladies of Kincavell and Kennet. The first was 
mother of the Braces of Kincavell ; the most renouned whereof was Mr. Robert, who 
travelled to Palistine. The second wes mother of Mr. Alexander Hay of Kennet and 
his brethren, &c. 

5. Sir Robert Drummond maryed first Margaret Kirkcaldie, sister to the Laird of 
Grange, so famous in our Historyes, especiallie for keiping of the castle of Edinburgh. 
By whom [he had] Margaret Drummond, who wes mother to 

Areskine, Lord of Cambuskenneth, to Annabella Areskine, Lady Buchanan, and to 
Areskine, Lady Tulliebody. Sir Robert his second wife was Marjorie Elphing- 
ston, sister to Robert Lord Elphingston, and neice to Alexander Lord Elphingston, slain 
at Flowdoun with King James the Fourth. Her mother's name wes Areskine, 

daughter to the Lord Areskine. This Marjory bore to him. 1. Sir Patrick Drum- 
mond. 2. Sir John Drummond of Hawthornden, gentleman usher to James, King of 
Great Brittaine. 3. Margaret Lady Seafeild. 4. Jean Lady Lea. 

Sir Patrick Drummond maryed Margaret Scot, heretrix of Monzea : He died before 
his father, the 17th August, 1587, leaving by the said Margaret, 1. Sir Alexander 
Drummond of Carnock. 2. Mr. James. 3. Patrick. 4. The Lady Kipponross. 

6. Sir Alexander maryed Elizabeth Hepburne, daughter to Sir Patrick Hepburne of 
Wauchtoun, knight, by whom 

7. Sir John Drummond, who maryed a daughter of Rollock, laird of Duncrub : in 
his person the lands of Camock changed the simame of Drummond. He, in the last 
civill warrs, wes slain at Alfoord, 1645. His lineall successor wes 

8. Sir John Drummond of Hawthornden, who maryed Sussanna Fouller, sister to 
Sir William Fouller, secretarie to Anna, Queen of Great Brittain, who bore to him a 
son and tuo daughters. 

9. Mr. William Drummond of Hawthornden. Anna Drummond, maryed to Sir 
John Scot knight, of Scots Tarvet, one of the Lords of the Session. [Anna Drum- 
mond bore to Sir John, Sir James Scot who maryed Carnegie, sister to the 
Earle of Northesk.] Rebecca wes second daughter to Sir John Drummond, and 
maryed William Douglas of Bonjedwart, [and had issue.] 

252 APPENDIX. No. I 

Another brother of Queen Annabella wes John, named in the Portugall genealogie, 
Johuan Escorcio, of whom are descended the Drummonds of the Isle of Madera. 

This John came first to France., and from that to Spain and Portugall, out of which 
he hazarded, with the Portugall fleet, to sie Madera. Heire taken with the amenitie 
and plentie of the soyle, he forgot his native cold countrey, and marying, wes blessed 
with a fare race of children. The Portugall record sent to Scotland, in the reigne of 
King James the Fyfth, setteth down, that of gentlemen and women, small and great, 
200 acknowledged ther descent and progenie from him. Such as we could find of his 
genealogie are Andreessa Goncalles Drummonda, a lady from Johuan Escorcio, Diego 
Pierez Drummondo, anno 1513. 

Manuell Alfonso Ferrera, Martin Mendez de Vasconcelles, 1604. From these 
came many tokens of kinred to John Earl of Perthe, and Jean Lady Roxburgh and 
others. A new testification of their descent from the Hous of Stobhall wes sent to 
them. John Earl of Perthe sent this letter unto them. " Quanta solent laetitia, fyc." 
[See page 109.] Thus in English — 

" What joy the meitting of friends and kinsmen, by tempest severed, disperst and 
distressed on seas, whom fame had many years reckoned amongst the dead, useth to 
bring the same in me wrought the sight of your unexpected but welcome letters. 
What greater contentment could I have wished, then to have found my House and 
Name after such a revolution of years, even scarce to have been limited by our ocean, 
and as it were overreached the pillars of Hercules. Not to recognize and acknowledge 
so ancient a kinsman, (so proved to be by such authentick witnesses as the registers of 
tuo Kingdomes) were not only repugnant to all humane civilitie, but even to the laws 
of nature, which in nothing more seemeth to delight then the conservation of ther 
kyndness ; and not to extend my power for so worthy friends, who, in a strange and 
farr distant isle, in dispight of fortune, have continued ther race, were against the 
common precepts of vertue herselfe. 

" I must yet challenge you of one thing, that ye should have suffered such a vast 
course of tyme over shadow your fame, and bury your rememberance in this your first 
native countrey ; Scotland being a countrey better known to you then Madera to us : 
navigation being now more frequent. And this one letter of yours having had so good 
a fortune, I hope heireafter ye shall not prove so negligent. I regreat by reason of my 
distance from court, my power can not equall my good will in performing your request 
with such expectation as I wish, by obtaining you the King of Great Britaignes recom- 

No. 1. APPENDIX. 253 

mendatorie letters, but [if] thes can serve your advancement, neather they nor the 
Great Seale of Scotland, with a gentleman of myne oun, shall be wanting. Direct 
your nixt letters to the Court of England, where many kinsmen and friends of myne 
are resident, who will occasion them to come to my hands. I have thus wrytten in 
Latine, at the desyre of the bearer, as he reporteth, being the language best under- 
stood in thes parts." 

Of the other children of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall, except the names Gawen 
and Thomas, I have found no record. 

Remains of the Name of Drummond. 

There is difficiencie in this genealogical! table of many gentlemen of the name of 
Drummond. We have had no information concerning the Drummonds of Concraig. 
Concraig is that rock upon which John first Lord Drummond builded the Castell of 
Drummond about the year 1470, and by ane excambion of certaine lands between the 
Drummonds of Boreland and Stobhall remained with the Drummonds of Stobhall. Of 
the Drummonds of Concraig are descended the Barrons of Boreland ; amongst which 
the most famous was Malcolme Drummond, Boetius, and Leslie, p. 269, name him ; 
John who, after the death of Robert the Third, whilst Mordoch governed, killed 
Patrick Earle of Strathern in anno 1411. The challenge wes, Patrick had talked that 
he had a better tytle to the croun of Scotland then King James, then prisoner in 
England, as being the race of Euphame Ross, first wyfe to King Robert, [she wes only 
his second wyfe] and to be preferred to the race of Elizabeth Moore ; which injury 
Malcolme revenged by his death. [Nota. This wes not the real quarrell, but it wes 
because the Earle wes come in by force to remove him from the Steuart deputship 
of Stratherne.] 

The last of this race wes Sir John Drummond, who seeking to repair his lost for- 
tunes in Scotland by Ireland made a plantation ther. He had ane Uncle, famous for 
a librarie, which he first erected in Dumblane, and after in Stirling, Blattis et tineis ; 
but more famous for his many years, haveing long since passed eighty, and now travel- 
ling towards the hundredth year of his age, 

We have no instructions of the Drummond's [of] Blaze, potius Blaire in Angus, of 

254 APPENDIX. No. I. 

which familly is Sir Patrick Drummond, Conservitour, and other gentlemen and ladyes 
of Milnab, Pitkellayne, [and] Samuell Drummond of Carlawrye ; of which family. Sir 
David Drummond and Sir Maurice were. 

The race of Drummynerrioch is recordit to be from James the third son of Walter 
Drummond, Laird of Stobhall, called James of Coldoch. As the Drummonds of Cori- 
waughter [are] from the fourth son of this Walter. Corse Caplea is descended of Mr. 
Walter Drummond, Clerk Register. 

John Lesly, in his history of Scotland, maketh mention of one Henricus Drum- 
mondus, anno 1560, a valiant and courageous commander of the Scots at Leith, who 
with one Kennedy, a stout man, wes their slain, page 568 and 561. Anno 1559 he 
nameth also one Drummondus Caduceate, page 566. 

John Major in his history nameth only Annabella, fol. 122. ; meaning King Robert, 
In conjugem Annabellam Jiliam Joannis de Drummond ob mulieris pulchritudinem accepit, 
anno 139L 

Hector Boetius maketh mention of Joannes Drummondus, (which should be 
Malcolm, or Malcolumbus, as Buchanan termeth our names,) who killed the Earle 
of Strathern. 

Buchanan makes mention of Joannes Drummondus, who wes the first Lord where 
he defeat the Earle of Lennox at Tylyemoss, lib. 13, p. 457. And of Alexander 
Drummond of Carnock, whom he nameth Alexander Drumanius, Carnocensis p. 511. 
lib. 14, and p. 513. 

Edward Hall nameth only the Lord Stobhall, and Drummond L. of Stobhall Com- 
missioner, with the Earles of Huntly, Angus, and Argyle, in the life of Richard the 
Third, fol. 20, and fol. 18. 

Hollinshed maketh mention of the Drummonds in the lyfe of King James the 
Fourth, sie page 5. He maiyed his daughter Margaret Steuart to George Lord Gordon. 
Her mother wes Margaret Drummond daughter to the Lord Drummond. Hollinshed 
maketh mention of John Lord Drummond, in the lyfe of King James the Fifth, the 
Governour of John Duke of Albany ; setting down at lenth how he wes forfeited and 
imprisoned for beatting ane herauld, but restored. 

The Annales of England begun by John Stow, and continued by Edward Howes, 
makes mention, amongst the knights dubbed by King James at Westminster, 1602, 
of Sir John Drummond, Gentleman Usher, (fol. 827,) who wes Sir J. Drummond of 

No. I. APPENDIX. 255 

Theodoms Beza, in ane Epistle prefixed to a piece of Mr. Robert Rollockes, maketh 
mention of David Drummonius. 

Arthurus Johnstonus amongst his Epigrams, hath ane De Gulliemo Drummondo, 
page 21. — "■ Qtiaesivit Latio," &c. [See page 75.] 

Michaell Drayton, a renowned English poet, maketh mention of Drummond of 
Hawthomden in his Elogie to Henry Reynolds esquire, of Poets and Poesie. 

So Scotland sent us hither, for our owne 

- ■ Man, whose name I ever would have known 
' • mine, that most ingenious Knight 
My ■ DER ; to whore in his right 

I want exirevivly, yet in speaking thus 
I do but - ■ , i love that was twixt "s, 
And not his numbers which were brave and hie, 
So like his mind, was his clear poi sie : 
And my deare Drummond to whom much I owe 
For his much love ; and proud I wes to know 
His poesie, for which two worthy men, 
I Menstrie still shall love, and Hawthornden. 

And the Author of the Vindication of Poesie named Drummond. 

Amongst the modernes came the Fairy Queen, 
Old Jeffrey, Sidney, Drayton, Randolph, Green, 
The double Beaumont, Drummond, Johnstoun, Brown ; 
Each had his chaplet and his yuie crown. 

Cambden in his description of Great Britaigne, giveth a singular commendation to 
the ladyes of the Hous of Drummond, saying, that for ther unparalelled perfections 
and beautie the Kings of Scotland made choice of them for ther paramours. 

Of all the ladyes in this genealogie nixt Annabella, Jean Lady Roxburgh appeareth 
to have been of most happy enduements and rare gifts^ and even to the admiration of 
strangers. Antimo Galli, a famous Italian poet, haveing his residence a whyle at the 
English court, wrote this to her.( 2 ) 

(-) Mylne's MS. contains a sonnet and two short extracts in Italian in praise of Lady Jean Drum- 
mond, and of James, Earl of Perth, from a volume of poems by this "Antimo Galli," or, as the name 
should probably be written, " Antonio Gatti ; " but they are so extremely inaccurate and unintelligible, 
that it was thought proper to omit them, not being able to meet with a copy of the original work, from 
which they might have been given correctly. 

256 APPENDIX. No. I. 

Samuell Darnell, one of the gravest and statliest writters of England, either for 
verses or prose, did dedicate to her his pastorall tragicomedie, Hymen's Triumph, 
which was presented at the Queen's court in the Strand, at her nuptialls. 

The brother Earles were not only great favourers of learned men, but very learned 
themselves, having spent some years in the most famous universities of France. 

Thomas Dempsterus, that learned professor of Bononia, being in Scotland the time 
of the marriage of this Earle with the Earle of Wintoun's daughter, Issabell, presented 
him with an Epithalamium or nuptial verses ; which the Earle tesrard* I with as fi 
gold as defrayed his charges, till his returne to Italy, and a fail hecknay. 

There wes no sound and solid knowledge in which Earle John was not tai^i.t and 
exercised in, witnes many volumnes market with bis tmn hand, and thes many books 
he had not for ostentation but for use. He made a general! survey of all the best of 
mail's learning, being compleat in .ill vertues and true worth. The ancient Hous by 
his industry wes increassed by the '.ocasion of sundry fair lands which he purchassed. 
His loyaltie to his Prince was great, notwithstanding of great difficulties his sones 
were in during thes civill troubles in King Charles the First his reigne. His modesty 
and constancie wes praiseworthie, and his charity towards all men. 

[Nota. He wes living the tyme that Hawthornden wrote this history, and wes past 
his great climacterick.] 

A P P E N D I X.-No. II. 


Of the House of Deummond. 

Page 1. — Of Lord Strath Allan's work various manuscripts have been examined, 
and the text is taken from one which is probably the earliest that now exists, being 
" Coppied from the Original Manuscript by Mr. David Drummond, Advocate, Anno 
1689." It is a folio volume of 66 leaves, somewhat injured by damp; and was 
purchased for the Advocates' Library, in the year 1818, at the sale of MSS. belonging Q&C*. Mi 
to the Reverend James Scott of Perth. There is a transcript of the work in a modern 
hand in the Libraiy at Drummond Castle, which has a continuation of the History of 
the Perth Family, afterwards enlarged, and published, by the author, under the title 
of " A Genealogical Memoir of the most Noble and Ancient House of Drummond, and 
of the several branches that have sprung from it, from its first founder, Maurice, to 
the present Family of Perth." By David Malcolm, A. M. Edinburgh, 1808, 12mo. 
pp. 254. 

Pages 3. and 4. — Collections for the History of the Family. Those of the three 
persons first named, Sir Robert Drummond of Meidop, Sir Patrick Drummond, and the 
Reverend Ninian Drummond, are not known to be extant. 

The Genealogy by William Drummond of Hawthornden, the distinguished poet, is 
now printed, for the first time, as No. I. of this Appendix. The letter of dedication, 
addressed to John Earl of Perth, has been frequently printed, but the lines with which 
it commences, and which are quoted from Chapman's spirited translation of Homer, 
have been hitherto misprinted, by not attending to its peculiar measure. It is 
uncertain at what time this Account of the Family was written. In the list of books 
presented by Drummond to the College of Edinburgh in 1626, is entered "The 
Genealogie of the House of Drummond, MS." As this manuscript is not now to be 
found in the Library, we can only infer that it was compiled by Drummond ; but that 
he was engaged at a later period of life in such a work, is evident from his own words 
in the letter which is inserted in the Note to page 201. This letter being written in 


258 APPENDIX. No. II. 

1649, the year in which he died, it is very probable he did not live to render the 
Genealogy more perfect than it now appears. 

Of Mr. John Friebairn's work there are three manuscript copies in the Advocates' 
Library, agreeing very closely with each other ; but from an earlier manuscript, com- 
municated by Henry Home Drummond, Esq. of Blair Drummond, it is evident that 
neither of these copies preserve the work entire, while it more fully confirms the truth 
of Lord Strathallan's observation, that Friebairn had come "nearest to the point, if lie 
had treated upon that head only." Mr. Home Drummond's MS. (like a similar transcript 
in the Library of the Antiquarian Society of Scotland) probably contains only the first 
half of the work, divided into eleven chapters ; of which the other transcribers have 
omitted the title, dedication, and various long and tedious digressions, not illustrative 
of the History of the Family of Drummond. Thus, for instance, Chapter Seventh 
" Contains, be way of digression, the Resolution of the question, Whither Dundie was 
ever called Alectum ? and so being, Whither it changed that name in Don-der or 
Don-tar, or if there be a better nor any of them ? " 

The title of the manuscript runs thus : — 

" An Extract of the Noble Race of the Drommonds, from their first comming to 
Scotland out of Hungarie, to this present tym. Whereunto is added and intermingled, 
be way of digressione, an number of pretiouse and rare peeces of Storie, drawen out of 
authenticque evidences, which as they serve and concurre to the clearing of this taske, 
so to rectifie many errors and mistakes in our Scottish histories, never published before. 
Newly collected and emitted be Mr. John Friebairne, an old Minister and Preacher of 
the Gospell at Madertie, within the Countie of Stratherne." 

The dedication, dated 20th Junii 1656, is sufficiently comprehensive, being addressed 
" To the Right Noble John Earle of Perth," &c. " To his noble children, William 
Earle of Roxburgh, James Lord Drommond, Sir John Drommond of Coldach, Ladie 
Jean Drommond Countesse of Wigtoune, Ladie Lilias Drommond Countesse of Tulli- 
bardin, and their hopefull Offspring. And 

" To his honorable Cousins, David Lord Madertie, Sir James Drommond of Machanie, 
William Drommond of Riccartoune, their Ladies and Children, and All the Branches 
of that noble Stock within or without this Kingdome : the Author wisheth grace and 
glorie through Jesus Christ, blessed for ever, Amen." 

Some extracts from Friebairn's History are inserted in the following Notes. 

Page 15. — Origin of the Name of Drummond. The passage in Isiodorus, here 
quoted, is as follows : — " Longae naves sunt, quas Dromones vocamus : dictae eo quod 

No. II. APPENDIX. 259 

longiores sint caeteris, quibus contrarius Musculas, curtum navigium. Dromo autem a 
decurrendo dicitur. Cursum enim Graeci Spopov vocant." Isiodori Origines, lib. xix. 
cap. i. Matriti 1599, folio. 

Page 15. — In Drummond of Hawthornden's Works, p. 228, there is " A short 
Discourse upon Impressa's and Anagrams," addressed to John Earl of Perth. The 
subject is further pursued by him in the following letter to the same nobleman. 

To the Right truly [Noble] Honourable Earle of Perth. 

My Noble Lord, 

After a long inquirie about the amies of your Lordships auncient House, and the 

turning of sundrye bookes of Impresses and Heraildrye, I found your VNDES famous 

and verye honorable. In our neighbour countrey of England they are borne, but 

inuersed vpside downe, and deversifyed. Torquato Tasso, in his Rinaldo, maketh 

mentione of a Knight who had a rocke placed on the waues, with the word, Rompe 

ch'il percote. An other hath the sea waues with a sirene rising out of them, the word 

Bella Maria, which is the name of some courtezan. Antonio Perenotto, Cardinal Ruscelli in 

Granvella, had for an Impresa, the sea, a shipe in it, the word " Durate" out of the u ' ^ es 

first of the Aeneades, "Durate et vosmet rebus seruate secundis." Tomasso de' Marini, 

Duca di Terra Nuouo, had for his Impresa, the waues with a sunne ouer them, the 

word " Nunquam siccabitur aestu." The Prince of Orange vsed for his Impresa, the 

waues with a halcyon in the midst of them, the word " Mediis Iranquillus in undis," 

which is rather an embleme than impresa, because the figure is in the word. By 

reasone of your Lordships name, and the long continuance in your House, to none 

they apertaine more rightlie than to your Lordship. Drum is, in the old Celtique and 

British language, an height, and Onde, in all the countreyes almost of Europe, a waue ; 

which word is said to haue beene giuen in a storme, by Margarite Queene of Scotland, 

to a Gentleman who accompanyed her, the first of your Lordship's house. But to 

make an inquirie in surnames were now too long. 

W. Drummond. 
20th of Feburarye. 

Page 17. — The armorial bearings, on the engraved plate opposite the title, are given 
in facsimile from a MS. of the Arms of the Scotish Nobility, emblazoned in the reign 
of Charles I., by John Sawers, a herald painter. The MS. is preserved in the Advocates' 
Libraiy, and appears at one time to have belonged to the Lyon Herald Office. 



No. II. 

Page 30. — Lord Strathallan in the Second Partition of his Pedigree 
appears to have overlooked several of the heads of the Family. 
Their descent, during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, is thus 
represented by later writers, omitting the references to authorities 
which are given in Wood's Peerage of Scotland. 

SIR MALCOLM DRUMMOND, who flourished in the Reign of William I. Lord Strath- 
allan (p. 29.) designates him as Fifth Thane or Seneschall of Lennox. He had two sons. 

Sixth Thane of Lennox, died before 1260. 
In a charter of Maid win, third Earl of 
Lennox, in 1225, he appears as a witness, 
and is designed by the Earl, Camerarius 
meus. He witnessed other charters of a 
later date, of the same Earl, whose daugh- 
ter Ada he married — leaving two sons : 

MOND, who, in an inqui- 
sition on the division of 
some lands mDumbarton- 
shire, is designed brother 
of Malcolm Beg, in 1234, 

son, in a charter dated 1260, is designed 
son of Malcolm Beg Drummond and stew- 
ard of Lennox. He witnessed other char- 
ters in 1273 to 1272 — and left three sons. 

MOND, also designed 
son of Malcolm BegDrum- 
mond, in a charter of 
Maldwin, Earl of Lennox. 

SIR JOHN DRUMMOND, (designed - 
as filius Malcolmi) swore feallty to king 
Edward I. in 1296 ; was carried prisoner 
to England, and released the following year 
on condition of serving Edward in his wars 
in France, in 1297. He left three sons and 
two daughters by his wife, daughter of Wal- 
ter Earl of Monteath. 


DRUMMOND, mention- 
ed in several charters be- 
twixt 1280 and 1290. Gil- 
bert de Dromund, and his 
son, Malcolm de Drum- 
mond, swore fealty to Ed- 
ward I. King of England in 
1296. This Malcolm was 
father of Brice Drummond, 
killed by the Menteiths in 
1330. See pp. 29 and 66. 

MOND of Balfrone, who 
is mentioned by Lord 
Strathallan, page 38. 

dest son succeeded about the year 1301, and 
died about 1325. He distinguished himself 
at the battle of Bannockburn. See note to 
page 38. He left by his wife, the daughter 
of Sir Patrick Graham of Kincardine — a son. 

GILBERT, mentioned 
in a ratification by Mal- 
colm, fifth Earl of Lennox, 
of the lands and church of 
Kilpatrick, in 1330. 

MOND, Clerk Register, 
mentioned by Lord 
Strathallan, page 37. as 
one of the Commission- 
ers sent to England, in 

died about 1346. In a charter of MaliseEarl 
of Strathern, he is designed Malcolm, son 
of Malcolm Drummond. David II. by two 
charters confirmed to him the lands of Tul- 
liecraven and Dronan, and the coronership 
of the county of Perth. He had three sons. 

No. II. 



by Lord Strathallan, page 65, and who by his 
marriage with the eldest daughter and co- 
heiress of Sir William de Montefex, (See p. 
84.) obtained the lands of Stobhall, Cargill, 
&c. which were confirmed to him by royal 
charter from David II., together with the 
office of baillerie of Abthain of Dull, in 
Athole. By her he had four sons and four 
daughters, the eldest of whom was Anna- 
bella Queen of Scotland. 

DRUMMOND ancestor 
of the Drummonds ofCon- 
craig, (p. 39.) Culqualzie, 
(p. 51.) Milnab, (p. 62.) 
Lennoch, Broich, (p. 61.) 
Balloch, (p. 59.) Pitkel- 
lony, (p. 55.) &c. 

MOND, who had a char- 
ter from King David II. 
wherein he is designed 
tiostroriun Rotulorum 
registro, et a Consiliis. 

p. 86. He was at the 
battle of Otterburn, 
1388, and succeeded 
to the Earldom of 
Marr, in right of his 
wife, Lady Isabell 
Douglas. He died in 
1403, leaving no issue. 

MOND, who succeed- 
ed his brother. 

SIR JOHN DRUMMOND of Cargill, Justi- 
ciaryof Scotland, in 1 391, succeed his elder bro- 
ther, (See p. in.) and died in 1448, leaving by 
his wife Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Henry, 
Earl of Orkney, three sons and three daughters. 

MOND, married one of 
the daughters and co- 
heiresses of Airth of 
Airth, with whom he 
got the lands of Car- 
nock. From him are 
descended the Drum- 
monds of Carnock, 
Maidhope, and Haw- 
thornden. (p. 71 — 75.) 

married to John, Earl 
of Carrick, afterwards 
King of Scotland by 
the name of Robert 
III. He died in 1401. 
(See page 76.) Her 
second son was King 
James the First. 

gill and Stobhall, (See p. ill.) who died in 
1455, leaving by his wife Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Sir William Ruthven, three sons. 

MOND, who is said to 
have assumed the name of 
Moubray, on his marriage 
with the heiress of Barn- 
bougie. (See p. in.) 

DRUMMOND, who is 
said to have settled in 
Madeira. (See page 92.) 

Cargill and Stobhall, died in 1470. (See 
p. 1 18.) He married in 1445, Mariot eldest 
daughter of Sir David Murray of Tulli- 
bardine, and had by her six sons. 

MOND, Dean of Dum- 
blane. (See page 118.) 

MOND of Ledcrieff, 
progenitor of the Drum- 
monds of Blair and Gaer- 
drum. (See p. 113.) 




of Deanston. of Corywauch- of Drummond- ANDREW DRUM- 

(Seep. 118.) ter. (See p. 122.) Irenoch. (Seep. MOND, Vicar of 

124.) Stragefh. 

MOND, of Cargill 
and Stobhall, after- 
wards First LORD 
died in 15 19. (Seep. 

262 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Page 35, line 15. — "Copies of old Charters." Father Hay in his MS. collections, 
says, " The first Drummond that I find in records is Malcome Beg, and Roderig Beg 
his brother, who are mentioned in the chartular of Paslay, pag. 323 and 324, ad annum 
1223." And he adds, — "I am curious to sie that writt [the Charter by Malcolm 
Earl of Lennox, to the church of Campsay, at p. 367,] before I give faith to what 
they advance." Memoires, tome ii. p. 85. 

Page 38, line 14. — It will be apparent from the Table we have given, that Lord 
Strathallan's conjectures are not correct, as he has confounded the descent of several 
generations. Malcolm Drummond who appears as a witness to this charter in 1296, 
it may be inferred, was either the son or nephew of the Gilbert de Drummond whose 
name stands first. We are informed that " Sir Malcolm Drummond was a person of 
so great importance, that King Edward I. on the 25th of August, 1301, offered 
oblations at the shrine of St. Kentigern, in the cathedral of Glasgow, for the good 
news of Sir Malcolm de Drummond, knight, a Scot, being taken prisoner by Sir John 
Segrave. Adhering to King Robert I. he obtained from that prince in 1315, not long 
after the battle of Bannockburn, for his good and faithful services, a grant of several 
lands in Perthshire ; and it is conjectured that the caltrops were then added by way 
of compartment to his arms, as they were used in that memorable action with 
great success against the English horse, possibly under his direction." Wood's 
Peerage, ii. 358. 

Lord Strathallan, at page 15, line 26, has referred to the disposal of Auchindonnan, 
by Malcolm Beg Drummond to Malcolm Fleming about the year 1290: there is 
printed in the Collection of Royal Charters, edited by Thomas Thomson, Esq. a charter 
of Robert the Bruce in 1316, confirming the resignation of the lands of Auchindonan, 
" quam Malcolmus de Drumond coram magnatibus nostris nobis resignavit." (Regis- 
trum Magni Sigilli, p. 16, No. 81.) 

Page 39, line 21. — The words, " 2. This Sir Mam-ice," &c. should have formed part 
of the preceding paragraph ; and the new paragraph commenced at the middle of line 
23. " 2. Sir Maurice Drummond, sone," &c. 

Page 40, line 16. " Glasdun," read " Glasclun." 

Page 41, line 19- — Johannes de Drommond de Concraig, miles, is witness to a 
charter dated last November 1406. (Registruhi Magni Sigilli, p. 227, No. 14.) 

Page 50, line 8. — The work by Rollok, to which Beza's epistle is prefixed, is 
entitled, Tractatus de Vocatione Efficaci, Edinburgh 1597, 12mo. The letter, dated 
Geneva Cal. Novembris 1596, is addressed to John Johnstone, from which it appears 

No. II. APPENDIX. 263 

that David Drummond was the bearer of letters to Beza's friends in Scotland. His 
words are, " Hanc ver6 tarn beatam sortem, tibi, caeterisque istic venerandis fratribus, 
hisce literis gratulandi gaudeo prsebitam mihi occasionem, turn ab eo vestrate^ 
D. Davwe Dromenio, viro pio, et non indocto, cujus prcesentia aliquot dierum nobis hie fail 
jucundissima, ad vos reveriente, cai has litems commisi." 

Alexander Montgomery, author of the Cherrie and the Slae, has a Sonnet, written 
probably about 1590, addressed to M. David Drummond, which concludes, — 

Sa thou lyk Dido, Maister David Drummond 
Hes me to ansueir, by thy Sonnet summond. 

The following epigram, " Ad Davidem Dromondum," occurs in a volume of Latin 
poems, by John Dunbar, London l6l6, p. 193 : — 

Qui Dromonde tribus dictum de montibus inquit 

Esse tuum nomen, falliter haud dubie ; 
Nimirum duplici Parnassi a vertice venit : 

Hinc est quod tantus esse Poeta soles. 

Page 50, line 15. — Sir John Drummond of Bordland was served heir of his ancestor 
(attavus) John Drummond, son and heir of Maurice Drummond, August 5th, 1609. 
(Inquis. Retorn. Abbreviatio. — Inq. Gen. No. 429.) 

Page 50, line 25. — William Drummond was served heir of his father, Malcolm 
Drummond, brother-german of Sir John Drummond of Bordland, knight, May 22d. 
(lb. No. 4134.) 

Page 54, line 14. — John Drummond of Coquhallie, was served heir male of his 
grandfather, John Drummond of Coquhallie, March 3, 1658. (Perth, No. 665.) 

Page 54, line 23. — John Drummond of Coquhallie was served heir male of his father, 
John Drummond of Coquhallie, April 18, 1688. (lb. No. 971.) 

Page 58, line 7. — John Drummond of Kirkhill was served heir of his brother Daniel 
Drummond, April 13, 1602, (Perth, No. 93.); and heir of his father, James Drummond 
of Kirkhill, Aug. 1, 1605, (lb. No. 149.) 

Page 58, line 14. — James Drummond was served heir of his father, John Drummond 
of Pitzalloun, November 26, 1601. (Perth, No. 87.) 

Page 59, line 12. — The Third Branch from the House of Concraig, omitted by Lord 
Strathallan, is probably that of Lennoch. John Drummond, second son of Sir John 
Drummond, third Knight of Concraig, (page 41. line 15,) was the progenitor of the 

264 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Family of Lennoch and Megginch, which latter title was assumed on purchasing the 
estate of Megginch in the reign of Charles II. — In the Index of Fines during the reign 
of Charles II. is the following : " Received from Mr. John Drummond of Meggins, as 
the fyne imposed by the Councill, for his lady and his eldest son being present at ane 
Conventicle, per discharge, dated 24th of July 1672, £6000 Scots." 

Page 60, line 19. — In the Acts of Parliament, 1592, is printed the Ratification of the 
Charter of fewfarm granted by the late Roger Gordon, Deane of Dunblane, to George 
Drummond of Balloche, and the late Margaret Drummond his spouse. (Vol. iii. 
p. 591.) 

The following notices of members of the Balloch Family are taken from the Retours : 

Page 60, line 25. — Henry Drummond was served heir of his father, George Drum- 
mond of Balloch, March 27, 1600. (Perth, No. 6l. See also Nos. 104, 121, 227.) 

Page 61, line 2. — John Drummond of Balloch was served heir male of his grand- 
father, Harie Drummond of Balloch, October 21, 1657, (Perth, No. 653,) and heir of 
his father, George Drummond of Balloch, on the same day. (Inquis. Gen. No. 4282.) 

Page 6l, line 9- — David Drummond was served heir of his father, George Drum- 
mond of Balloch, March 3, 1665. (lb. No. 4874.) 

Page 6l, line 15. — Mr. Henry Drummond of Balloch was served heir male of his 
grandfather, Henry Drummond of Balloch, April 11, 1662, (Perth, No. 690,) and of 
his father, George Drummond of Balloch, April 6, 1676. (lb. No. 893. Inquis. Gen. 
No. 5990.) 

Robert Drummond of Balloch, was served heir of his brother-german, Mr. Henry 
Drummond of Balloch, February 26, 1690. (Perth, No. 981. Inquis. Gen. No. 7003.) 

One of this family, probably Robert, who is last mentioned, was the author of 
a volume of unpublished poems, containing a religious poem entitled " Phyllis, in 
four sections. 1. Age and Life. 2. Vertue and Fortune. 3. Death and Resurrection. 
4. Hymns and Prayers." Together with Two Centuries of Riddles, &c, 

" Conditur exigua lepidus Ballocus in urna, 
" Cui natura parens, sorsque noverca fuit." 

Page 61, line 19. — Patrick Drummond of Broich, was served heir of his father James 
Drummond of Broich, Sept. 10, 1663. (Retours, Perth, No. 722.) 

Page 62, line 10. — This notice of John Drummond, " Master of Works" to James 
the Fourth and Fifth, is interesting; but whether he shall be entitled to the credit of 

No. II. APPENDIX. 265 

designing and executing the fine carvings known as the "Stirling Heads," may be 
considered doubtful. In the Treasurer's Accounts during the latter part of the reign 
of James the Fourth, the name of "John Drummond wricht/' frequently occurs. 
Thus, for instance, 

"1512. August 4. — Item, to Johne of Drummond, wrycht, in part of payment of his 
awne wagis, and vtheris wrichtis hewand hemys, and vtheris werkis, to gud compt, L.7. 

Aug. 24. — Item to Johne of Drummond, wrycht, laborand with his servitouris 

in the woddis, to gude compt, L.14. 

Sept. 18. — Item, send be Wille Stewart to Johne of Drummond, wrycht, in 

compleyt payment of four wrychtis and four sawaris wagis and feys with the said 
Johne in the wod of Kincardine, hewand hem stokkis and quheill graith, fra the ferd 
day of August to this day, eftir his bill of compt gevin thairon, L.ll. 

1512-13. Feb. 24. — Item, giffin to Johne Drummond, wricht, to pas to Logan 
Wod in Anerdale, and to the Wod of Cambusnethane in Cliddsdale for tymmer, and 
certane seruandis with him, L.4, 4s." 

His name also occurs in the Treasurer's Accounts during the reign of James V. 
Whether the first entry refers to the same person may be doubted, as we have no hint 
given that he ever appeared as the King's kemp or champion, although, it will be 
seen, he was employed to make the lists for some exhibition of knightly prowess at 
the time. 

" 1527. March 1. — Item, to Johne Drummond, callit the Kingis kemp, be his 
precept, L.15. — (About the same date.) Item, to Johne Drummond to by tymmer to 
make listis in the Abbey, L.30. — Item, in drinksiluer at the beginning of the said 
listis, 20s." 

Page 63, line 14. Patrick Drummond was served heir of his father William Drum- 
mond of Milnab, June 30, 1603. (Retours, Perth, No. 115. See also No. 118.) 

Page 63, line 22. Among the epitaphs subjoined to the " Funerall Sermon preached 
at the buriall of the Lady lane Maitlane, daughter to the Right Honourable Earle, 
Iohn Earl of Lauderdail, at Hadington, the 19th of December, 1631. By Mr. I. M." 
Edinburgh, 1633, 4to. there is one beginning, 

" When thy fair beautie like the blushing morne," (34 lines.) 

which is signed " James Drummond of Millanab." 

James Drummond, according to the late historian of the family, was forty years 

2 M 

266 APPENDIX. No. II. 

depute of Stratherne ; and dying in 1664, in the 83d year of his age, a marble bust 
was erected to his memory in the church of Crieff, with the following inscription : — 

Juridici, nullo secli data crimine pessum, 

Obruta quin senio, busta verenda vides. 

Hunc juvenem amplexae musae charitesque, senectae 

Sed fiierat gravitas, consiliumque decus. 

Quantus adest Heros ! viridi ipse pavesco juventa, 

Ut cineres tanti ceperat urna viri ! 

Obit Anno, M.DC.LXIV. KaL Decembris xvii. aetatis suae lxxxiii. 

In Malcolm's House of Drummond, p. 227, is inserted a translation of these lines 
" by a youth who was one of his descendants," but whose name is not mentioned. 

Page 64, line 9- John Drummond of Mylnabe was served heir of his father Mr. 
David Drummond of Mylnabe, April 15, 1669, (Retours, Perth, No. 790. See also 
Jan. 27, 1681. Inquis. Gen. No. 6265.) John Drummond of Callendar, at the last 
mentioned date was served heir of his grandfather James Drummond of Mylnabe, 
(Perth, No. 907. See also Inq. Gen. No. 8088.) 

Page 64, line 15. George Drummond was Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1684, and 
was knighted in July that year. (Fountainhall's Chronological Notes, p. 91.) From 
the same authority we learn that he became bankrupt, (pp. 119, 120. 143. 200. 209.) 
The lands of Milnab which he purchased from his Nephew in 1677, he subsequently 
disposed of to James Earl of Perth. 

Page 65. — " Sir John liv'd in 1325, in which year I find this record in the books of 
Aberbrothe, pag. 142, — Joannes Drumminus Vice-comes de Aberdeen, ac locum tenens 
nobilis viri Domini Alexander Frazer Camerarij Scotiae." Father Hay's Memoires, 
vol. ii. p. 86. 

Page 66, line 1. David II. granted a charter "to John Drummond, of all lands 
quhilks pertained to Marie Montefixo." Robertson's Index of Charters, p. 33, No. 31. 

Page 68, line 11. — The Indenture between the Drummonds and Menteaths in the 
year 1360, is alluded to by Drummond of Hathornden, in the dedication to John Earl 
of Perth, of his History of the Jameses, and is " published from the original copy " in 
the edition of his Works, 1711, folio, p. 241. 

Page 69, line 24. In the Registrum Magni Sigilli, (p. 113, No. 3.) is printed a con- 
firmation charter by Robert II. to Sir Alexander de Meneteth of the lands of Rossneth, 
in the Earldom of Lennox, which Mary Countess of Meneteth, in her widowhood, had 

No. II. APPENDIX. 267 

granted to the late John Drummond, and by him disponed to Sir Alexander. It is 
dated the last of March, anno Regni 2do, or 1372. 

Page 71, line 15. — " Archbald Earle of Douglas," an evident mistake for Archibald 
Earle of Angus. 

Page 71, line 17. Alexander Drummond of Carnock was summoned to appear at 
the parliament held at Edinburgh, on the 4th of September 1528, and not appearing, 
was forfeited, (Acts of Parliament, vol. ii. 322, 326. Lesley's History, p. 140.) He 
was restored by an Act of Parliament, May 13, 1532, (ib. p. 336.) 

Page 71, line 23. — Sir Robert Drummond of Carnock, Master of Works, is mentioned 
again at page 74, his second son by a second marriage, being the first laird of Haw- 
thornden. He died in the year 1592, aged 74; and the following quaint epitaph on 
him occurs in the poems of Alexander Montgomery, author of the " Cherrie and Slae." 
Edit. Edin. 1820, p. 244. 


Stay, Passinger, thy mynd, thy futt, thy ee : 

Vouchsaif, a we, his epitaph to vieu, 
Quha left bot feu behind him, sik as he ; 

Syn leirnd to de, to live agane aneu. 
All knoues this treu, quho noble Carnok kneu. 

This Realme may reu that he is gone to grave. 
All Buildings brave bids Drummond nou, adeu ; 

Quhais lyf furthsheu, he lude thame by the laiv, ; 

Quhair sail we craiv, sic policie to haiv ? 

Quha with him straiv to polish, build, or plante ? 
These giftis, I grant, God lent him by the laiv ; 

Quha mot resaiv his saull to be a sante ! 
To regne with him in evirlasting glore, 
Lyk as his corps his country did decore. 

Page 72, line 7. — Patrick Drummond " apperand of Carnock," is mentioned in the 
Acts of Parliament, in the year 1584, (vol. iii. pp. 332 — 334>, passim.) 
i Page 72, line 9- Margaret Drummond, wife of James Kynros, fiar of Kippenros, 
was served heir of provision and entail, of her father's sister, Elizabeth Drummond, 
sister of the late Patrick Drummond, fiar of Kernok, Nov. 21. 1598. (Retours, 
Stirling, No. 367.) 

268 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Page 72, line 15. Alexander Drummond of Carnok, was served heir of his father, 
Patrick Drummond, fiar (feoditarius) of Carnok, Dec. 1, 1596. (Perth, No. 1079.) 

Page 72, line 19. John Drummond of Carnok was served heir male of his 
father, Sir Alexander Drummond, May 16, 1627. (Perth, No. 351. Stirling, No. 

Page 73, line 2. The name of Alexander Drummond of Medhop, in 1584, is 
mentioned in the Acts of Parliament, vol. iii. p. 287. 

Page 73, line 4. Sir Robert Drummond, an evident blunder for Sir Alexander, who 
is thus correctly designated at lines 9 and 15. 

Page 73, line 14. Sir Robert Drummond, it is said in Dedication, "left some 
Memorials " regarding the history of the Drummonds. 

Page 74. Family op Hawthornden. The following account of the family is copied 
from the Manuscript Collections of Father Augustine Hay, who was grandson to Sir 
John Hay of Landes, For farther particulars, see the articles Drummond, in Kippis's 
Biographia Britannica, and in Douglas's Baronage. 

" Sir John Drumond, sone to Sir Robert, fyfth Laird of Carnoke by his second wife, 
was first Laird of Hawthornden. He was gentleman uscher to King James the Sext ; 
and married Susanna Fowler, daughter to Sir William Fowler, secretary to Anna, 
Queen of Great Brittain. He had by her one sone, Mr. William, and two daughters. 
Anna, spouse to Sir John Scott of Scotstarveth, one of the Kings Secret Counsell, 
Director of the chancellry, and a Lord of the Colledge of Justice. She had to him Sir 

James Scott, who married Carnagy, sister to the Earle of Northesk, upon 

whom he begot David Scott, now of Scotstarvett. Sir John his second daughter, 
Rebecca, married William Douglass, Laird of Bongedward. The Annalls of England 
begun by John Stow, and continued by Edward Howes, makes mention of Sir John 
Dromond, gentleman usher, who was dubbed Knight by King James, at Westminster, 
anno 1603. 

"Mr. William Drummond of Hawthornden, sone to Sir John, was born anno 1585, 
was made Mr. of Arts att Edinburgh in 1606; past into France to study the laws, but 
sieing himself unfitt for the toiles, and difficultys of that study, he betooke himself to 
the softer intertainement of the Muses. Att 45. years of adge, he married unexpectedly 
Elisabeth Logan, a ministers daughter of Edliston, which church is within a quarter of 
a mile of Darnhill [Darnhall], principall dwelling house to Blackbarrony. Her mother 
was a shepherd's daughter. The family of Hawthornden pretends that she was 

No. II. APPENDIX. 269 

daughter to the Laird of Cottfeild, and grandchild to Sir Robert Logan of Lestalrig : 
but no sutch matter. This William Dromond ,wrott the History of our Nation from 
1425 till 1542, with severall Memorials of State dureing the reign of Charles the first, 
[and] divers pieces of poesie. He left a quantity of books to the library of Edinburgh, 
and died in 1649. Michael Dredan, [Drayton] a renown'd English poet, maketh 
mention of him in his Elogie of Poets and Poesy, to Henry Bynolds, Esquire. And 
the Author of the Vindication of Poesy nameth him. Arturus Johnstonus amongst 
his Epigramms hath one, page 21, De Gullielmo Dromondo. " Quaesivit Latio, fyc. 
[See page 75.] He begott upon Elisabeth Logan, Sir William, Robert, and a 
daughter named Elisabeth, married to Mr. Henry Hendersone, a famous doctor 
of physick, by whom she had only a daughter, Elisabeth Henderson, married to 
Sir John Clerk of Pennycooke. Her childering are John, Henry, Elisabeth, and 
Barbara Clerk. Robert, Mr. William his second sone, married Anna Maxwell, sister 
to the Laird of Hills ; died Roman catholick, left noe childering. He was a gentle- 
man of the Guard; commonly he was stil'd Rachihomme, he was mutch given to 

" Willielmus Drumond puer in politiori litteratura domi turn in juris scientia insti 
tutus, in historia concinnanda et pangendis versibus magnam laudem promeruit. 
Gentis namque suae historiam ornatissime perscripsit, cunctis haud dubie erepta laude 
qui id generis munus ante susceperant. Cum vix 56 aetatis annum attigisset exces- 
sit e vita cum diu pectoris angustia ex pituitae stillicidia laborasset, immatura sane 
morte, cum quisque ab uberi ejus ingenio plura sibi polliceretur fato functus est domi, 
relatusque inde ad fanum finitimum in specu subterranea conditus est. Sunt qui erep- 
tum scribant cum accepto temere pharmaco, quo se adversus morbos praemuniret, vitae 
suae jocabundus illusisset, pervasurus haud dubie ad exactam aetatem, nisi intempes- 
tivis medicamentivis insanus medicus viscera corrupisset. 

" William Dromond, whose fame reacheth no furder then the narrow bounds of 
some few climats of this small Globe of the Earth, lays buried in the dust at Leswade, 
without any monument, till the Almighty God raise and refine his scatter'd ashes, 
after soe many alterations on the Earth. 

" S r William, eldest sone to Mr. William, poet, as he pretends only representative of 
the House of Camock ; a man of a hideous bulke, if tallow and skins had become 
scarse, he had been ane excellent purchase for some hungry starved courtier to have 
beg'd of the King ; he had made infinit gains in selling as mutch skin out of each 

270 APPENDIX. No. II. 

cheek, as would cloath'd up a pair of bag pipes. Sir William purchased the title of a 
Justice of peace by my Lord Lauderdale's favour, a place full of labour, charge, trouble, 
without any profitt to himself, only able to gratifie his own ambition, for he was fitter 
to set in privat parlors over the glass, whilst healths goe round, and to examine the 
condition of a pot of ale, which he hath good opportunity to discover, than the circum- 
stances of any debate that comes before him. He married Sophia Auchamouty, 
daughter to Sir Alexander Auchamouty of Gosford, Master of the Rolls to King James 
the Sixt and King Charles the First. Upon whom he begot only one daughter, Sophia 
Dromond, matched with John Murray of Kringelty in Tweddale, eldest sone of the 
second marriage to Sir Alexander Murray of Blackbarony, a man of a bade shape, 
crookbacked, unfit for marriage and not without some distemper of spirit. She was 
divorced from him by law, and afterwards joyned in marriage with Robert Preston, 
sone to the Laird of Gorton, by his first lady. Sir William had for second wife 
Barbara Scott, daughter to Sir William Scott of Clerkington, a senator of the colledge 
of justice. He begot upon her William, Robert, Barbara Lady Abbayhill, Elisabeth, 
Anna, Margaret, Marie, and Jacobina. 

" William Dromond, the poet, bore Argent three fasces, unde Gules, for supporters 
two wild men, with clubs, as the Earle of Perth ; above his crest, a Pegasus Or with 
displayed wings ; for motto, Hos gloria reddit honores, which words are taken from 
Petronius Arbiter in his Satyricon, pag. 273. 

" As for Hawthornden it is upon the south of the river Esk ; it is thought ane 
ancient fortification, its tower seemeth to have been the worke of the Romans, by the 
doors of so mutch of that tower as remaineth being all without, which made them have 
the name of Fores. This place is renown'd for certaine cav's in the middest of a stippe 
rock ; in those caves there is a spyder which maketh a kind of silk ball of the great- 
ness of a wallnutt, and is bred and nourish'd upon a certain ride minerall appearing in 
the clifts of the rocke. Besides, here are found of old characters numismata, medalls. 
Johannes Major makes mention of this Fort, in the life of King David, in his 5 booke 
De gestis Scotorum, cap. 13 and 16, about the year 1340." 

The preceding extracts taken from " Memoires, or a collection of severall things 
relating to the Historicall account of the most famed families of Scotland. Done by 
Mr. Richard Augustin Hay, Cannon Regular of Sainte Genovefs of Paris, Prior of S'- 
Pieremont, &c. Tome Second, Anno Domini, Z700." MS. folio, Advocates' Library 
p. 105—107. 

No. II. APPENDIX. 271 

Page 74, line 17. — Mr. William Drummond was served heir of his father, Sir John 
Drummond of Hathorndene, knight, Aug. 24. l6ll. (Retours; Edin r . No. 1455. 
Linlithgow, No. 304. Peebles, No. 214. Stirling, No. 370.) 

Page 75, line 15. — William Drummond of Halthorndean, was served heir of his 
father Mr. William Drummond of Haltherndean. — Dec r . 29. 1652. (lb. Inq. Gen. 
No. 3726.) 

Page 74. 1. 25. — Mylne's MS., written at a later period, says " sex daughters ;" and 
in line 26, after the words Mary [and Jacobina] Drummonds, supplies this additional 
information regarding the Hawthomden family. " His eldest son, William, is now 
abroad, a pretty gentleman. I sie those letters of recommendation under the present 
Earle of Perth's hand, the first from Stirling Castle, the 8th of March 1689, direct to 
Monsieur Innes, principal! du College des Ecoseis a Paris, is thus : 

" May it please your the bearer Mr. William Drummond, laird of Hauthornden 

is my cousine ; his predecessor was a brother to that Queen of Scotland who was 
mother to one of our most famous Kings, James the First. He is a loyall honest young 
man and loves me. These are to recommend to yow to befriend him, &c. 

" Ane other letter of the same date, to " Madame Madame la Countesse de Crollis, 
Rue St. Honore proche le Pallais Royalle a Paris." [This was Lady Anne Gordon, 
daughter to the Marquis of Huntly, and wife of the Count de Crolli.] " Madam, the 
bearer of this letter, Mr. Drummond of Hauthornden, whose grandfather was famous 
for his witt, and fidelitie to his prince, being (rather than live in Holland) resolved to 
spend some time where monarchie and good principalis are more in fashion than in a 
commone wealth, would gladly be under the protection of some great men, being of a 
religion that is not much favoured where yow are. He is my cousine, and the family 
he is of, since they were a familly, (that is to say, near 300 years, for the first of this 
house was brother to that Queen who was mother to King James [the] First) hes been 
royall, so I hope yow will procure him such a pass from the Bishop of Meaux as may 
be usefull to him, and give him your advice what to doe, and how to live, for his father 
does not allow him too much to live upon. In all this I hope ye will be so good as to 
oblidge me, and nothing the less that I writ from this place, where I have now lyen 
these 11 weiks. I am, 

Your most obedient servant and brother, 


" As also another letter to Monsieur Monsieur Herbbe Renaudet to the same purpose. 

272 APPENDIX. No. II. 

" Anne, Sir William his second daughter, maried John Corser, wryter in Edinburgh ; 
Margaret maried Nairne, a baillie in Dalkeyth ; Mary maried Charles 

Mylne, eldest son of Sir Robert Mylne, Baronet, a captaine in the Foot Guards ; 
Barbara maried Purves of Abbayhill — she was eldest." Pp. 58, 59. 

Page 76, line 10. — The marriage of John Earl of Carrick, and Annabella, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall, took place at least twenty years before he 
ascended the throne of Scotland, by the title of Robert III. Abercromby has quoted 
a charter, the date of which, if correctly given, would fix the marriage to the year 
1357, but it has been supposed he made an error by antedating it ten years. 
Robert III. and Annabella were crowned at Scone, August 14, 1390. Two letters 
written in French, by Annabella Queen of Scotland, to Richard II. of England, 28th 
May and August 1, 1394, are preserved among the Cottonian MSS. in the British 
Museum, and are printed in the Appendix to Pinkerton's History, vol i. pp. 446, 447. 
Queen Annabella died in the year 1401 ; and Robert III. died at Rothesay Castle, 
April 3, 1406. 

Friebairn, in his MS. History, relates the following instance, " as an argument of 
the King's great justice." It is evidently copied from Bowar's continuation to Fordun's 
Scoti-Chronicon. (Goodall's edit. ii. 418). "Robert" (he says) "entering to his 
Government after his Father's decease, was crowned at Scoon and his Queen Anna- 
bella in one day, in the month of September 1390, which coronation was so gracious 
and acceptable to the nation, be reason of the good hope they had of him and his noble 
Lady, whyle they were Earle and Countess of Carrict, that the greatest part of the 
Nobles, Barons, Knights, and many Ladies come, some called but moe voluntarly, to 
countenance that solemnity which wes very glorious ; at which time there fell out a 
mirry accident which I cannot pass by. The multitude of horses being so many, that 
they did consume all the fruits upon the ground, or in the barn-yards, the graniter 
went to complain to the King ; bot being repelled by the courtiers, who cared not for 
such things, one of the convent, being a witty fellow, called Robert Loggy, did advyse, 
that again the morrow, next day after, as they might provyde all the people, young or 
old, of whatsomever sex, should make the randevous at the Abby with all the violers, 
drumers, horns, or any other thing would make a noyse, and he sould head and direct ; 
which being so sudden and unexpected, the King and Court being late at balling, were 
for the greatest part sleeping, the noise was so various and loud, that it put them all 
in ane affrighte, and many of them cryed treason ; at last, their Leader being appre- 

No. II. APPENDIX. 273 

hended, and some of the specialls of them with him, they are brought before the 
King and Court, and questioned of that insolent behaviour. The Monk, without aston- 
ishment said, That that convention was out of joy and mirth of the tennents and 
laburers of their granges and fields who were wont, horsemen and women, to be bur- 
dened with gathering and inbringing of the fruits wherof now the Court had eased 
them. The Courtiers hearing of this were so offended, that they wold have them pre- 
sently tortured to death, but the King and Queen taking up the matter more justly, 
forbad all insolence or violence, and commanded to search for so many honest men 
as wold appryse the lose, and wold not depart from the place, till all that was apprysed, 
sould be punctually payed ; which thereafter he did practise in all the places where he 
resided any whyle, as at another time at his dukedome, whyle after some stay there." 

Page 76, line 13. — The Latin verses, '' Ecce autem quaeretida," 8;c. here quoted, are 
from a poem by the celebrated scholar Thomas Dempster, written upon the marriage 
of James Earl of Perth, and Isabella, daughter of the Earl of Winton, in 1608. See 
the Note to page 201. 

Page 77- — In Hector Boece's Chronicle, and in later histories, will be found an 
account of the lamentable fate of David Prince of Rothsay, who was starved to death, 
at Falkland, in the year 1396. See also Sir Walter Scott's ' Fair Maid of Perth.' 

Page 79 5 line 17. — Myln in his transcript alters this sentence to, — "The fourth, 
Mary Countess of Camphire ; the fifth, Jean Countess of Angus, then of Huntly ; and 
the sext, Annabella Countess of Morton." 

79j line 26. — After the words, " Earle of Orknay," there is subjoined in Mylne's 
transcript : — " With her he had a son Alexander, who, to stop his succession to his 
father, wes made Bishop of Murray and Abbot of Scoon. His father divorced his 
mother St. Clair ; and married, secondlie, the Duke of Bulloigne's 

daughter, in France, by whom he had a son, Duke of Albanie, governour of Scotland, 
in the minoritie of King James the Fifth. He, while Governour, procured a ratifica- 
tion of the foresaid divorce in Parliament 1516, wherin the said Alexander, his eldest 
brother, acknowledges his bastardie, and renunces all pretensiones to the Crown. And 
Duke John, his younger brother, is declared apparent heir therto, failzeing the King 
and heires of his body. The foresaid Alexander, the eldest son, begot on Margaret 
Stuart, naturall daughter of King James the Fourth, and relict of the Lord Gordon, 
(under promise of mariage,) a daughter Margaret, who was married to David Lord 


274 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Page 80, line 14. — " Mathew or John Stuart Earle of Lennox : &c." corrected in 
Myln's MS. to : " Mathew Stuart Earle of Lennox, and had to him Mathew or John 
Earle of Lennox." 

Page 80, line ult. — " She bore him besyde Finrassie, Norman Leslie, fiar of Rothes, 
who was forfeitt for the murder of Cardinall Beiton, and wes elder then Finrassie ; and 
other children." — Mylne's MS. 

Page 81, line 7. — In the Treasurer's Accounts, 1506-7, Feb. 20, is the following 
entry : — " Item, to Johne Beg, messingeir, passand to the Beschopis of Dunblane, 
Dunkelden, the Lordis Oliphant and Drummond, to cum to the Cristinnyng of the 
Prince, 10s." 

Page 85, line 12. — There is a charter in the possession of the Earl of Mansfield, to 
Sir William de Montefixe et " domine Elene sponse sue," of the lands of Beyn and 
Cathochylle, granted by Willielmus de Freslaye miles, dominus de Fourgy, without 
date, but probably about 1320, in the reign of Robert I. 

Page 86. — Sir Malcolm Drummond, who obtained by marriage the heritable title of 
Earl of Mar, is thus mentioned in Wyntown's Metrical Chronicle. 

Schyre Malcolm of Drummond, Lord of Mare, 
A manfull knycht, baith wyse and war, 
That long before then weddit was 
Wyth the Erlis dochtyr of Douglas. 

About the year 1403, he was suddenly surprised by a band of ruffians, and impris- 
oned till he died of his hard captivity. Pinkerton attributes his captivity and death to 
Alexander Stuart, natural son of the Earl of Buchan, and " a noted leader of the 
Highland freebooters," who is known at least to have married the widow of Sir 
Malcolm Drummond, and in her right, to have succeeded to the Earldom of Mar. 

Page 86, line 19. — In the Chamberlain's Books is a grant in the year 1390, " Et 
domino Malcolmo de Dromund percipien per annum, &c. ratione Sponse sue sororis 
quondam Comitis de Douglas," and in 1405, " Domino Johanni de Drummonde, fratri 
et heredi quondam domini Malcohni de Drummonde." 

Page 86. — Malcolm de Drummond, miles, in a charter of Robert III., is styled 
" dilectus frater noster." (Registrum Magni Sigilli, p. 198, No. 12.) There was 
granted a Charter by David II. to John Drummond of the office of Baillerie of 
Abthanie of Dull in Athole. (Robertson's Index of Charters, p. 46, No. 46.) 

No. II. APPENDIX. 275 

Page 113, line 22. — In Mylne's MS., the blank is thus supplied: " by the Lairds 
of Ardlarie [Ardblair] and Drumlochie ; thar are ordered to be apprehendit, 4th June 
1554." Hadd. Minutes of Parliament, &c. page 36. 

Page 113. — Slaughter of John Drummond of Blair. — Several original papers con- 
nected with this transaction, are still in the possession of Henry Home Drummond, of 
Blair Drummond, Esq. ; and as curious illustrative documents may be here inserted. 
The first paper is the Queen's Proclamation in Council, June 13, 1554, for apprehend- 
ing and convicting the Laird of Gormok and his accomplices. 

I. " Marie be the grace of God Queine of Scottis, to oure Shiref of Perth and his 
deputis, and to Oure louittis Archibald Campbell, Thomas Drummond, messengeris, 
oure seriffis, specialie constitute greting, Forsamekle as it is humlie menit and com- 
plenit to ws be Oure louittis the Wiffe, Barnis, Kin, and Friendis of vmquhile George 
Drummond of Leidcrief, and Williame Drummond his sone vpoun Williame Chalmer 
of Drumlochie, Williame Rory, George Tullydaf, Williame Chalmer, &c, George 
M'Nesker, fidlar, his houshaldmen, Robert Smyth (and six others,) tennentis to the 
Laird of Drumlochie ; Johnne Blair of Ardblair, Andro Blair, Thomas Blair his sonis, 
David M'Raithy his houshald man, Patoun Blair, (and two others,) tennentis to the 
said Laird of Ardblair, — Williame Chalmer in Cloquhat, Alexander Blair, half bruther 
to Johnne Buttir of Gormok, Williame Buttir, — Dauid Blair of Knokmaheir, Johnne 
Blair, Patrik Blair his sonis, — Williame Young of Torrence, and Thomas Robertson, 
tennentis to the said Laird of Gormok, quhilkis with thair compleces, with convoca- 
tioun of Oure liegis to the nomer of lxxx personis bodin in feir of weir, with jakkis, 
coittis of mailze, steil-bonettis, lance staffis, bowis, lang culveringis, with lychtit lunttis 
and vthiris wappinis invasiue, recentlie vpoun Sounday the thrid day of Junij instant, 
befoir none, off the counsaling, deuysing, causing, sending, command, assistence, forte- 
feing, and ratihabitioun of the said Johnne Buttir of Gormok, come to the said 
vmquhile George Drummondis perroche kirk of Blair, to haif slane him, the said 
vmquhile Williame his sone, and vthirris being with him in company; and becaus 
thai culd nocht cum to thair peruersit purpois, thai passit to the Laird of Gormokis 
place of Gormok, and thair dynit with him, and send furth spyis to await vpoun the 
said vmquhile George and his cumpany, quhen thai come furth of his place of Blair. 
And being aduerteiss by the saidis spyis, that he wes cumin furth of his said place, 
thai with thair compleces with the said Laird of Gormokis howshaldmen and seruandis, 

276 APPENDIX. No. II. 

bodin in feir of weir, of his causing, sending, deuising as said is, with convocatioun of 
oure lieges to the nomer of lxvi personis, the samin day at twa houris or thairby eftir 
none, ischit furth of be said Laird of Gormokis place foirsaid, and vmbeset the gait to 
the saidis vmquhile George and Williame, his sone, quhair thai wer dowblate allane at 
thair pastyme play, and at the rowbowlis in the hie marcate gait beside the Kirk of 
Blair, in sobir maner, traisting na truble nor harme to haif bene done to thame, bot to 
haif levit vnder Goddis peax and ouris ; and thair crewellie slew thame, vpoun auld 
feid and forthocht felony, set purpois and provisioun, in hie contemptioun of oure 
auctoritie and lawis gif sa be. Oure Will is therfoir, and we charge zow straitlie, and 
commandis, that incontinent, thir Oure letteris sene ze tak sicker souertie of the saidis 
personis and thair compleces committaris of the crymes abouewrittin in maner foirsaid, 
samony as the saidis complenaris will mak faith befoir zow, wer arte and parte thairof, 
and gevis thair names to zow in bill, that thai sail compeir and vnderly oure law for 
the samin befoir oure Justice or his deputis, in oure Tolbooth of Edinbur', the thrid 
day of Julij nixttocum, vnder the panis contenit in Oure Actis of Perliament. And 
that ze charge thame personalie gif thai can be apprehendit, and failzeing thairof, be 
oppin proclamatioun at the marcate croce of the heid bur' of Oure Shyre, quhair thai 
duell, to cum and find the said souertie to zow, within sex dais nixt eftir thai be 
chargeit be zow thairto, vnder the pane of rebellioun and putting of thame to Oure 
home. The quhilk sex dais being bipast, and the said sourtie nocht fundin to zow in 
maner foirsaid, that ze incontinent thairafter denunce the disobeyaris Oure rebellis, 
and put thame to Oure home ; and escheit and inbring all thair movable gudis to 
oure vse for thair contemptioun ; and als that ze summond ane assis heirto ilk persoun 
vnder the pane of fourty pundis ; as ze will answer to ws thairupoun. The quhilk to 
do We committ to zow conjunctlie and severalie Oure full power be thir Oure lettiris 
deliuering thame be zow deulie execute and indorsate agane to Oure Justice Clerk : 
Gevin vnder oure signete at Edinbur*, the xiij day of Junij, and of oure regnne the 
twelft zeire. 

Ex deliberatione Dominorum Consilij. 

In the original document, there is added the attestation of James Bannatyne, notary 
public, that the messenger had duly published the said Letters, &c. The next three 
papers contain the Offers, Answers, and additional Offers of the persons who were 
chiefly concerned in the slaughter. 

No. II. APPENDIX. 277 

II. " Thir ar the Offiris quhilk the Lairdis of Gormok, Drumloychye, and Arblair, 
and thar Collegis Offiris to my Lord Drummond, and to the Sonn of vmquhill 
George Drummond, his wyf and barnis, kyne and frendis, &c. 

Item, In primis, To gang, or caus to gang to the four heid pilgramagis in Scotland. 

Secundlye, To do suffrage for the sawll of the deid, at his Perroche kirk, or quhat 
vthir kirk thai pleys, for certane zeris to cum. 
. Thridlye, To do honour to the kyne and frendis, as efferis, as ws is. 

Ferdly, To assyth, The partye is content to gyff to the kyne, wyf and barnis, I™ 
[1000.] merk. 

Fyfthlye, Gif thir Offiris be nocht suffecyent thocht be the partye and frendis of the 
deid, we ar content to vndirlye, and augment or pair, as resonabil frendis thinkis 
expedyent, in sa far as we may, lefsumlie." 

III. " Thir ar the Answeris that my Lord Drummond, his kyne and frendis makis to 
the Offiris presentlye gevin in be the Lardis of Gormok, Drumloychye, and Arblair 
wyth thar collegis. 

Item, As to the first, secund, and thrid artickill, thai ar sa generall and sempil in 
ther self that thai requyr na ansver. 

Item, As to the ferd artickill, offring to the kyne, frendis, wyf and barnis of Georg 
Drummond I m . [1000] merk for the committing of sa heych crewell and abomenabill 
slaychtiris and mwtillationis, of set purpos devysyt of aid, be the Lard of Gormok ; and 
Georg Drummond, his sone, nor nane of his frendis, nevir offending to thame nather be 
drawing of blud, takin of kirkis, takis, stedingis, or rowmis our ony of thair heidis, or 
thar frendis ; sa in respect heirof, my Lord Drummond, his kyne, frendis, the vyf and 
barnis of Georg Drummond, cane on na wayis be content heirwyth." 

Indorsed]. The Offeris offerit be the Laird of Gormok, to zoung George Drummond 
of Blair, for the slauchtir of his Fathir. 

278 APPENDIX. No. IT. 

IV. "The Offeris of Williame Chalmer of Drumlochy for hym self, Williame 
Chalmer his Cousing, George Twlydaf, Williame Chalmer, Johne Fydlar, James 
Key, Johne Burry, Johne Wod his Seruandis. 

In the fyrst, the said William offeris to compeir befoir my Lord Drummond, and the 
remanent frendis of vmquhile George Drummond, and thair to offer to his Lordschip, 
and the party, ane nakit swerd be the poynt ; and siclike to do all vthir honour to my 
Lord, his hous, and frendis that salbe thocht ressonabill in siclike caises. 

Item, Offeris to gif my Lord and his aris his band of manrent in competent and dew 
forme, sik as may stand with the actis of Parliament and lawis of this realme. 

Item, Becaus throw extrame persecutioun be the Lawis of this Realme, the said 
Williame hes nather landis, gudis, nor money, he thairfoir offeris his Sonis mariage to 
be mareit vpone George Drummondis dochter, frelie, without ony tochir. And siclike 
the mariage of the said Williame Chalmer his cousing, to the said George sister. 

Item, The said Williame offeris hym reddy to ony vther thing, quhilk is possabill to 
hym, as pleis my Lord and frendis to lay to his charge, except his lyfe and heretage. 

The next document is indorsed, " The Layrd of Drumlochie's Band of Manrent," 
and is written on vellum, with the seal preserved. This submission, with the alliances 
proposed in the preceding offers, appear to have reconciled all the parties concerned. 

V. " Be it kend till all men be thir present Lettiris, me Williame Chalmir of Drum- 
lochie, that fforsamekle as ane noble and michty Lord, Dauid Lord Drummond, and 
certane vtheris principalis of the four brancheis and maist speciall and nerrest of the 
kin and freindis of vmquhile George Drummond of Leidcreif, and Williame Drummond 
his sone, for thame selffis and remanent kin and freindis of the saidis vmquhile George 
and Williame, hes remittit and forgevin to me thair slauchteris, and gevin and deliuerit 
to me thair lettiris of slanis thairvpoun ; and that I am oblist, be vertew of ane con- 
tract, to gif the said noble Lord my Band of Manrent, as the saidis contract and lettir 
of slanis, deliuerit to me, mair fullelie proportis ; Thairfore to be bundin and oblist, 
and be thir present lettiris, bindis and oblissis me and my airis in trew and anfald 
Band of Manrent to the said noble and mychty Lord as Cheif, to the saidis vmquhile 
George and William his sone, and the saidis Lordis airis ; and sail tak thair trew and 
anfald part in all and sindry thair actionis and causis, and ride and gang with thame 

No. II. APPENDIX. 279 

thairin, vpoun thair expensis, quhen thay require me or my airis thairto, aganis all and 
sindry personis, oure Souerane Lady, and the auctoritie of this realme alanerlie exceptit ; 
and heirto I bind and oblis me and my airis to the said noble and michty Lord, and 
his airis, in the straitest forme and sicker stile of Band of Manrent that can be deuisit, 
na remeid nor exceptioun of law to be proponit nor allegit in the contrair. In witnes 
of the quhilk thing, to thir present Lettris and Band of Manrent, subscriuit with my 
hand, my seil is hungin. At Edinbur*, the fift day of December, the zeir of God ane 
thousand five hundreth fiftie aucht zeris, befoir thir witnessis Andro Rollok of Dun- 
crub, James Rollok his sone, Johnne Grahame of Gormok, Maister Johnne Spens of 
Condy, and Laurence Spens his bruther, with vtheris diuers. 

Wilzam Chalmir 
off Drumloquhy. 

Page 114, line 6. — "The following is an exact copy of a note in the hand-writing 
of James Drummond of Blair, son to the George Drummond with whom Lord Strath- 
allan's Genealogy ends, [page 117, line 13.] The accuracy of it may be depended on : 

" The lands of Blair were acquired by the second George Drummond of Leadcreiff, 
as appears by the charter of alienation by Patrick Bishop of Murray, perpetual Com- 
mendator of the Abbacy of Scoon, to the said George Drummond and Katharine Hay 
his spouse, and George Drummond their son, dated at Kinnaird the last day of 
October 1560. 

" The tymes of the deaths of George Drummond, commonly called old George, of 
George his son, and of John his son, are marked in the Callender of a manuscript 
Missal or prayer-book, wrytten upon parchment or vellum, in the library of the Family 
of Perth, in these words : — 

" George Drummond of Blair deceised 4th January 1 596. 

" 11th Aug. 1596, George Drummond, younger of Blair, departit frae this life. 

" 2d May 1620, John Drummond of Blair deceis'd." 

(MS. note communicated by Henry Home Drummond, of Blair-Drummond, Esq.) 

Page 115, line 2. — Patrick Drummond of Gairdrum was served heir of his father, 
Mr. Henry Drummond, August 28, 1663, (Retours, Perth, No. 721.) James Drum- 

280 APPENDIX. No. II. 

mond of Gairdum, mentioned by Lord Strathallan, was a younger son, and was served 
heir of his brother Patrick, August 13, 1693, (ib. No. 1001.) 

Page 115, line 10. — Patrick Drummond was Conservator in 1638, and was knighted 
previous to October 1640, at which time he was suspended and deposed from his office 
by the Committee of the Estates of Parliament. Thomas Cunningham, who was after- 
wards appointed to this situation, held it till the year of his death, in 1655 ; and there 
was no other person appointed Conservator till after the Restoration of Charles II., 
when a commission was granted to Sir William Davison, Baronet, dated the 28th 
November l66l. He is called successor to Sir Patrick Drummond, who, in virtue 
of his previous appointment, probably may have retained the title, and Cunningham's 
commission been virtually disowned. There is a Sermon, printed in 1663, under the 
following title, which shows that Drummond at least officiated as Conservator two years 
previously to the date of printing : " The Honour of Kings Vindicated and Asserted in 
a Sermon preached before the Right Honourable Sir Patrick Drummond, late Con- 
servator of the Priviledges of the Scots Nation in the Netherlands, &c. the 3d of May 
l66l, Stilo Novo, being his Majesty's Coronation Day. By Mr. Thomas Moubray, 
Minister of the Gospel at the Stapel Port in Camp-veer. Middleburgh, printed by 
Thomas Berry, 1663," 4to. The wife of Sir Patrick Drummond, Lord Conservator, was 
Margaret Porterfield, who survived him. (See Retours, October 4, 1681, Edinburgh, 
No. 1278.) 

Page 115, line 25. — George Drummond- of Boghall was served heir of his grand- 
father, James Drummond of Boghall, June 26, 1674. (Retours, Perth, No. 865). At 
line 27, Myln in his transcript gives this additional information : " Gawin lives in East 
New Jersey, and is ther maried; George dyed in Carthagena, being taken prisoner 
when he was upon the coast serving his country for the settlement of Darien. John, 
the factor, left sons." p. 77. 

Page 11 6, line 7. — The original Warrant to set at liberty George Drummond of 
Blair, "being at present in waird within our burgh of Perth," dated at Stirling 
13th August 1589, and signed James R., is in the possession of Henry Home Drum- 
mond, Esq. 

Page 116, line 18. — Mr. Thomas Murray, Governor of Charles I. while Prince of 
Wales, was the third son of Patrick Murray of Newraw, afterwards of Woodend. He 
was appointed in 1621, Provost of Eton College, and died April 9, 1623, in the 59th year 
of his age. He wrote several Latin poems, inserted in the Deliiia Poetarupi Scoiorupi. 

No. II. APPENDIX. 281 

" He was a person," says Dr. M'Crie, " equally distinguished for literary accomplish- 
ments and the more valuable qualities of the heart," (Life of Melville, vol. ii. p. 410 ;) 
and Sir James Balfour mentioning his death, says : " He was first Master, and there- 
after Secretary to Prince Charles; and because he lyked not the Princes jorney to 
Spaine, nor matche with Spaine, he was remoued from his office of Secretary to the 
Prince ; and Sir Francis Cottingtone was put in his place, — a professed Roman, and ane, 
money hundereth degrees, inferior to him bothe in loue and integritie to his Master, 
and honesty to all men." — (Annals, vol. ii. p. 97.) The grand-daughter of his brother, 
William Murray, parson of Dysart, became by her second marriage Dutchess of Lauder- 
dale. See page 195, line 19. 

Among Sir James Balfour's collection of Original Letters, (preserved in the 
Advocates' Library), are two from a Jean Drummond ; but she must have been a 
different person from the lady mentioned by Lord Strathallan, as the wife of Thomas 
Murray. One is dated May 7, 1615, and has lost the address, but like the other, 
which is here annexed, is also signed " Your loving wife to command yom ". Her 
" Good Husband," it appears, was John Murray of Lochmaben and Cockpool, Keeper 
of his Majestie's privy purse, afterwards raised to the Peerage in 1622, by the title of 
Viscount of Annand, and who was probably twice married, although no mention is 
made by the Peerage writers of his wife, Jean Drummond. She evidently held some 
office about the Queen, who died May 3, 1619. 

" Husband, yeesternight at 7 a clok at night your letter cam to my hands, presently 
I deliuered his Majesties letter. Her Majestie desires that yee will giue the King 
many thankis from her, for his letter, and excuse her not wretting to his Majesty at 
this tyme. Shee hathe commandet Monsieur de Mayarne to wret particulerly her 
estait to the King ; so to his letter I will leaue it, only this I can assure yow, shee 
hath had much paine, and now, God be praysed, the paine is almost gone, bot the 
suelling continues so in her futte, as her Ma ty . is not able to sett it to ground, so sittis 
all day long in a chayre. God send her better, if it be his blessed will, and graunt to 
both ther Majesties long helth and happines ; and your self, Husband, I shall euer be 

Your very loueing wyff to comand yow, 

Jane Drumond." 
Greenwich, 10 of Maij [1618.] 


282 APPENDIX. No. II. 

[On the cover.] " To my hono w . and worthye freend Mr. Johne Murrey, one of his 
Ma ties . bedchamber." 

Page 116, line 24. — John Drummond of Blair was served heir-male of his grand- 
father, George Drummond of Blair, August 2, 1604, and of his father, George 
Drummond [younger] of Blair, on the same day. (Retours, Perth, No. 128, 129. See 
also No. 145, and 264.) 

Page 117, line 4. — George Drummond of Blair was served heir of his great-grand- 
father, George Drummond of Lidcrieff, June 16, 1630. (Inq. Gener. No. 1701.) 

George Drummond married Marjorie Graham, daughter of George Graham, Bishop 
of Orkney, who was brother to the Laird of Inchbraikie, and one of the Bishops who 
gave in their submission, on the restoration of Presbytery in 1638, and thus avoided 
the sentence of excommunication. The Bishop appears afterwards to have resided with 
his son who was minister of Holme in Orkney ; from whence is dated the following 
letter written by his son-in-law, the original of which is preserved among Wodrow's 
manuscripts in the possession of the Church of Scotland. 

Right Reverend and much Respected Freind, 

As I maide my first addres to yow at my cumming south from Orknay, 
whairin I receaved your kyndlie and loving acceptance, so I am bold now to give yow 
ane accompt, that I am called bak heir againe be ane Ordour from the Committee of 
Estaites, in commissioun with vtheris, for the leveing of a regiment to be vnder the 
command of Generall Quartermaister Stewart ; theirfore, Sr. I must intreate you, that 
I may haif ane warrand to the Ministeris heir to mary tuo of my Dochteris. The 
eldest of whom I had aggried to marie with ane gentilman named Patrik Blair, sone 
lawfull to vmquhill Johne Blair of Pitindreich, and whiche mariadge was condiscended 
to above sevin zeiris agoe. He hes a testimoniall from M. Johne Ross, his ordinar 
minister at the kirk of Lethindie, and ane vther testimoniall from his Presbitrie, and 
he has beine, and is, alwayes a frie man. My secund dochter is contracted with Patrik 
Monteith of Eglischaw in Orknay heir, who is a man frie of all imputatione, except 
onlie in what he did with the rest of the gentrie in Orknay, which, on his pairt, was 
meirlie passive, and he had no active part quhatsumever in that mater. Zit not- 
withstanding he is content to find sufficient cautione to giue what obedience sail be 
requyred be the Kirk of him. So althoch I had not my awin interest, I doe heauelie 
regraite the estaite of the haill cuntrie heir in this caise ; as the minister in the 

No. II. APPENDIX. 283 

mayne land, Mr. James Moriesone, hes represented in his lettre ; for the treuth is, 
thair hes never heine any mariadge heir since the troubillis began, how cleir and inno- 
cent soever the pairties desyring the mariadge haif beine, nether any celebration of 
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper : which is a great greif to all Godlie persones, to 
be depryved of that benefite, all the Ministeris heir being depryved except tuo, and 
these tuo ar so dubious in the mater of mareing any heir, that they will doe nothing 
thairin without they be of new authorized thairto : and in the Kingdome thair ar none 
frier then thir persones that I requyre to be maried, quho ar laufullie contractu with 
the consent of parentis and freindis ; whairof I haif sent ane authentick testificat 
vnder the hand wreiting of tua famous Clerkis heir, quha war the draweres vp of the 
securities matrimoniall. 

Now, Sir, the justnes of my desyre, and the expectatione I haif of your guidnes, is 
suche, that it imboldines me to petitione a returne from yow warrantabill for this 
effect. This tyme being so doubtsome, and danger in delay for poore vnprovyded 
children ; for presentlie at the wreiting heirof I am ready going a schipboord from 
Orknay to Zetland, for discharge of those commandis putt vpoun me be Publict 
authority. So commending yow, and the work of God in your hand, to his bene- 
dictione, I rest 

Your trew freind to serve yow, 
Holme this 2 Octo ri » G. Drummond off Blair. 


[On the cover] ffor the right reverend and his much respected freind 
Mr. Robert Douglas, minister of Edinburgh. 

Page 118, line 16. — Mr. Walter Drummond sat as one of the Commissioners of 
Parliament, in 1489. (Acts of Parliament ii. 212, 123.) He is styled Dene of 
Dumblane, in the Acts Nov. 26, 1513 (ib. 281. ) 

Page 119, line 19- — In the Treasurer's Accounts, July 27, 1508, we find this entry, 
" Item to Malcum Drummond to gif to iij c vj [306] men that wes at hunting with the 
King, L.5, 2s." 

Page 120, line 2. — John Drummond was served heir of his father Thomas Drum- 
mond of Corscaplie, March 9, 1615. (Retours, Perth, No. 1110.) 

Page 120, line 11. — John Drummond was served heir of his father Mr. James 
Drummond, minister of Fowlis, Nov. 26, 1642. (Inq. Gen. 1766. See also No. 458.) 

284 APPENDIX. No. II. 

The name of Isobella Drummond, daughter of the Reverend James Drummond, minis- 
ter of Foulis, appears in the Retours under the date Sept. 23, 1623, (ib. No. 1088.) 

Page 121, line 13. — The name of Patrick Drummond occasionally occurs in the 
correspondence of James Sharp, afterwards Archbishop of St. Andrews, while at Lon- 
don previous to the Restoration ; but this person may have been Patrick Drummond 
of the Carnock family, (see page 72, line 11.) Among the Wodrow MSS. in the 
possession of the Church of Scotland, is a letter written from London, dated Feb. 28, 
1661-2, by "P. D." supposed to be Patrick Drummond, and addressed to Robert 
Douglas, detailing a conversation he had had with " my Lord St. Andrews," in respect 
to Douglas and some others of the Edinburgh Clergy. 

The following notice of him is taken from the unpublished account of Scotish 
Divines, by Mr. Laurence Charteris, written about the year 1700 : — 

" Patrick Drummond, a young gentleman, bred at Edinburgh, afterwards went to 
London, 1654, quhair he was much esteemed by all that knew him: he dyed of a 
consumption after he had languished 11 years : under it he published a short discourse 
on the life and death of Mrs. Beuly, 4to. 1659, and left diverse MSS., particularly a 
large Paraphraze on the first six chapters of Ecclesiastes ; and the Life of John the 
Baptist. He was a wise and generouse person, and his death was much lamented by 
all that knew him." 

Page 121, line 26. — "Has only a daughter." We find, however, that he had a son 
John Drummond, who was served heir of his father John Drummond of Deanstoun, 
Dec. 6, 1692. (Retours, Inq. Gen. No. 7316. See also Perth, No. 994.) 

Page 123, line 16, should be, "Drummond of Boreland. His father Gavin was 
killed at the feild," &c. 

Page 123, line 20. — David Drummond, called "Glauring Davie." See Nichols' Pro- 
gresses of King James, vol. iii. p. 50. 

Page 123 and 124. — In the Retours we find John Drummond of Kildees was served 
heir of his father, Gavin Drummond of Kildees, March 26, 1618, (Inq. Gen. No. 737). 
Gavin Drummond was served heir of his father Gavin Drummond, brother-german of 
Mr. James Drummond of Kildees, Feb. 26, 1671. (Perth, No. 816. Stirling, No. 257. 
Inq. Gen. No. 5403.) 

Page 124, line 6. — Sir James Balfour informs us that, in June 1614, "Mr. John 
Murray being slaine in Dumblaine by Gawin Drummond of Kildrees, the Privy Coun- 
sell call the Earls of Perth and Tullibardine and Lord Madertie, (fearing some feud) ; 

No. II. APPENDIX. 285 

who declared they meaned not to interfere in the least to hinder, but would promote 
the ordinary course of Justice." — MS. Adv. Library. See also his Annals, vol. ii. p. 53. 

Page 125. — Thomas Drummond, called "Tom Vnsained" or Unblessed, is so 
named in the Treasurer's Accounts under the date July 25, 1513 : — " Item to Thomas 
Drummond, alias Thom Vnsanit, at the Kingis command, the tyme the schippis past 
away, L.7." 

Page 126, line 13. — Mr. Gregory in his "Earlier History of the Clan Gregor," 
printed in the Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, says, " The 
slaughter of Drummond of Drummondernoch, under King's Forrester of Glenartney, 
said to have been committed in 1589 or 1590, by some of the Clan Gregor, induced 
the Secret Council to grant in 1590 a Commission of fire and sword to various noble- 
men and gentlemen for pursuit of the whole Clan, of whom nearly 200 are mentioned 
nominatim in the commission ; and which is said to have been executed with extreme 
severity in the district of Balquhidder especially, and around Lochearn." (Arch. Scot, 
vol. iv. p. 148.) See also some interesting particulars in the article (attributed to Sir 
Walter Scott) Culloden Papers, in the Quarterly Review, 1816. Among the Commis- 
sioners were the Earls of Huntly, Argyle, Athole, Montrose, the Lord Drummond and 
the Commendator of Incheaffray. 

Page 126, line 21. — David Drummond of Drummondernoch, was served heir of his 
father John Drummond of Drummondernoch, July 29, 1669, (Perth, No. 796.) 

Page 127, line 23. — Margaret, wife of Sir George Muschet, and three of then- 
children died of the plague in 1647, as appears from the following inscription on the 
tombstone, in the orchard, where they were interred, near the house of Burnbank, now 
part of the estate of Blair Drummond. 

"Here lyes the Corpes of Margaret Drummond, Third Daughter to the Laird [of Inver] may, and 
[Spouse to] Sir George Muschet of Burnbanke : Her Age 26 : Departed this Life in the Wisitation, with 
Her Three Children at Burnbanke, The 10 of August 1647." 

Page 128, line 8. — James Drummond of Comrie was served heir of his father David 
Drummond of Comrie, Oct. 29, 1658. (Retours, Perth, No. 672.) 

Page 128, line 21. — David Drummond of Cultmalindie was served heir of his father 
Mr. James Drummond of Caltmalindie, Oct. 6, 1676. (Perth, No. 889. Inq. Gen. 
No. 5937.) 

Page 129, line 1. — James Drummond of Pitcairnis, was with the King at Perth 

286 APPENDIX. No. II. 

on the 6th of August 1600, and was examined as a witness on the subsequent trial for 
the Gowrie Conspiracy. See his deposition, in the Acts of Pari. vol. hi. p. 211. 

Page 129, hne 10. — Thomas Drummond, brother-german of Sir William Drummond 
of Richarton, was served heir of entail and provision of his uncle William Drummond 
of Pitcarnie, Nov. 10, 1615. (Retours, Perth, No. 234.) William Drummond of Richar- 
ton is styled heir of conquest fratris avi of William Drummond of Pitcairnie, July 25, 
1630. (Inq. Gen. No. 1754.) 

Page 130, line 3. — Mr. James Drummond of Comrie was served heir male of his 
brother-german Dauid Drummond of Comrie, April 23, 1696. (Inquis. Gen. No. 

Page 131, line 21. — David Drummond of Halholl was served heir of his brother- 
german, William Drummond Clerk Seneschall of Strathem, Jan. 11, 1672. (Retours, 
Perth, No. 829.) In 1697 the name occurs of Francis Drummond of Halholl, (ib. 
Inq. Gen. No. 7884.) 

Page 132, line 3. — The name of Sir John Drummond of Cargill and Stobhall occurs 
frequently in the Acts of Parliament from 1471 to 1487. Sometimes he is styled 
simply as Dominus de Stobhall, under which designation he sat in the Parliament of 
1478, among the Barons ; at other times, as Johannes Drummond, Dominus de 
Stobhall, or de Cargill. He was created a Peer by the title of Lord Drummond, 
January 29, 1487-8 : — "Joannes Drummond de Cargill, effechis fuit Dominus Parliamenti, 
et infuturum nominandus Dominus Drummond." 

Page 132, line 9- — Lord Strathallan and the Peerage writers have fallen into a 
mistake in regard to the sons of John first Lord of Drummond. He had a son David, 
(as rightly stated at page 125 line 3,) who was concerned in the burning of Monivaird 
Church in 1490. See the Notes to pages 157 and 160. 

Page 136, line 3. — John Lord Drummond, at that time constable of Stirling Castle, 
was committed a close prisoner to Blackness Castle, July 16, 1515, by orders of the 
Regent Duke of Albany, on the allegation mentioned in the text. His lands and 
goods were forfeited to the Crown. The Queen Dowager accused the Herald of 
insolence in delivering his message; and presenting herself at Court "sore weeping," 
she vainly solicited at the time for Lord Drummond's pardon. 

Page 136, line 11. — John Lord Drummond was restored 'to his honour, dignitie, 
heretage, &c.' by an Act of Parliament, dated Nov. 22, 1516. (Acts ii. 284.) This 
Act of Restoration was confirmed by a subsequent Act, dated June 8, 1537, and the 

No. II. APPENDIX. 287 

confirmation has been also printed from the original, in Archiv. Comitatus de Perth, 
(ib. vol. ii. p. 393.) 

Page 138. — Lady Margaret Drummond. — The King s§ems to have early become 
attached to this Lady, probably while Duke of Rothsay. Her name at least appears 
in the Treasurer's Accounts during the first year of his reign. A few extracts may be 
here inserted from this curious and interesting record. 

1488, Sept. 15. and Oct. 3. — Item, for twa elne of franshe to be hir my Lady 
Mergatt a goune, L.5. — Item, for three elne of blak ryssillis for a goune till 
hir, L.5, Ss. — Item, for golde, aysure, silver, and colouris till it, and worken of it, 
L.6, 17s. — Item, for three vnce of sylkis to frenzeis till it, 13s. 

1488, Dec. . Item, sende to Lady Mergret to by hir necessar thingis, L.2, 10s. 

1489, June . to a servand of Lady Mergretis to by hir curcheis, sarkis, and 

oder small geyr, at the Kingis command, L.2, 10s. 

1491, Dec. . to by small geyr to Lady Margret, L.2, 0s. Od. 

1496, May 11. that samyn nycht in Drummyn to the King to play at the 

bilis, 28s. 

June 9- giffin to the Lady Mergret of Drummond, L.20, 0s. 12d. 

that samyn day giffin to the Lady Lundy to mak Mergreit Drum- 

mondis costis, 40 markis. 

17. to the Lard of Lundy to by wyn to send to Striuelin, L.ll, 14s. 

27. to the Lard of Lundy for the Ladyis costis, Mergret Drummondis 

costis, L.20. 

Sept. 10. to the Lady Lundy for Mergret Drummondis costis L.40. 

Oct. 28. to the Lady of Lundy for ditto, L.13, 6s. 8d. 

30. to Sir David Kingorne to furnyse Margret Drummondis costis in 

Linlithquho, L.22, 3s. 6d. 

Dec. 6. to Margret Drummond, at the Kingis command, L.10, 0s. 9d. 

to Sir David Kingorne for Margret Drummondis expensis, L.40. 

12. [Various sums for dresses to Margret Drummond, viz.]— Wellus 

(velvot), L.41, 8s. — damas to line hir cloke, L.2, 10s, — greendamas, L.9, 12s. — 
black damas, L.7, 14s. — Rissillis blak, L.9, 6s.— broune, L.12, 8s.— chamlet, L.5, 
5s. — blak gray, 45s. — lynnyn clath, 18s. — schering the clath above writin, 7s. — a 
horse to turse (carry) it to Lithquho, 6s. 

288 APPENDIX. No. II. 

1496, Dec. 13. Item, for Sir David Arnotis and David Betonis biand the Ladyis 
clathis in Edinburgh five dayis, 38s. 8d. 

1497, Jan. 13. to Sir David Kingorne for Mergret Drummondis expense, L.40. 

19- to the Lard of Lundy of the rest of the hale payment for Mergret 

Drummondis costis, L.28, 13s. 4d. — (He also got L.5, on the 9th "of the taxt 
silver of FifFe," for the same purpose). 

Feb. 3. giffin Sir David Kingorne to furnish M. D. expensis in Linlithquho, 

March 2. to Sir David Kingorne to furnish M. D., L.17. 

12. — — to ditto, for part of payment of M. D. expense in Linlithquho, L.6. 

31. giffin to the Lady of Lundy for M. D. expensis xj dayis scho was in 

Striuelin quhen scho passit hame, L.10. 
May 17. to the King himself upon the stane in Striuelin quhen he passit to 

M. D., — iij vnicorns, iiij French crovnis, and three Scottis crovnis, L.7, 10s. 

1 498, Feb. . in the Stobhall giffin to ane lutar at the Kingis command, 9s. 

April . A variety of costly dresses for M. D. [Margaret Drummond,] 

bought of John Farnbae the merchant of Portingale. 

In Douglas's Peerage, by Wood, vol. i. p. 51, and vol. ii. p. 361, she is mentioned 
as having been poisoned in 1501. This date is certainly inaccurate. In the Treasurer's 
Accounts, there are a variety of payments "for the Ladyis expenses in Stryuelin," from 
February 1501 to August 1502. That these refer to Lady Margaret, is evident from 
the following entry in a different portion of the same volume : — 

1502. June 23. — " Item, the xxiij. day of Junij the King [wes in Drummonde] 
giffin to Mergret Drummond, be the Kingis command, xxx French crownis, summa, 
L.21. — Item, To her nuriss iij French crownis, summa, 42s." 

Similar payments "for the Ladyis expenses in Striuelin," occur in 1503, but these 
must refer to "L. A." "L. A. M." or to some other Lady; as on the 1st February 
1502 — 3, we find this payment : — " Item, to the priestis of Edinburgh for to do Dirige 
and Saule Mess for Mergratt Drummond, L.5." 

The date of the catastrophe described by Lord Strathallan may therefore be placed 
at the end of the year 1502, or in January 1503. 

On the 10th February 1502-3 is this entry, "Item, to the Priestis that sing in 
Dumblane for Margaret Drummond their quarter fee, L.5." As this payment occurs 

No. II. APPENDIX. 289 

regularly every quarter for several years in the Treasurer's Accounts, during the reign 
of James IV., it may be held as testifying the King's affection in thus securing the 
stated performance of the service for the dead, in the appointment of two priests, 
whose office it was to sing masses for her soul, in the Cathedral church of Dunblane, 
where she was buried. 

Some further particulars will be found in Mr. Tytler's History of Scotland, vol. iv. 
Note L. — It may be added, that there is a beautiful descriptive Scotish ballad, 
published in "Select Remains of the Ancient Popular Poetry of Scotland," Edinburgh, 
1822, 4to, under the title of Tayis Bank, which is supposed to allude to Lady Margaret 
Drummond. It is by an anonymous author, and as James the Fourth is himself 
mentioned in the number of the Scotish Makaris, some zealous antiquary might be 
inclined to attribute to him its composition. 

The last stanza may be quoted : — 

The rever throw the ryss cowth rowt, 

And roseris raiss on raw ; 
The schene birdis full schill cowth schout 

Into that semely schaw ; 
Joy wes within, and joy without, 

Under that vnlenkest waw, 
Quhair Tay ran doun, with stremes stout, 

Full strecht under Stobschaw. 

Page 133, line 7. — As stated in the text, Castle Drummond was built about 1491, 
by John, first Lord Drummond, on removing from the ancient family seat at Stobhall. 
The Castle was besieged, taken, and garrisoned by Cromwell's forces ; and, finally, at 
the Revolution totally demolished, excepting some remains which evince that it must 
have been a place of considerable strength. (Pennant's Tour, vol. iii. p. 100.) " Drum- 
mond Castle, a poem written in the year 1783," is printed in the Edinburgh Magazine, 
vol. iii. p. 448. The present building stands a little to the eastward of the Old Castle. 

Page 136, line 20. — Burial place at Innerpeffray. See extract from Friebairn's MS. 
quoted at page 294. There is a Library at Innerpeffray, founded by David Lord 
Maderty, chiefly for the use of students of divinity. 

Page 139, line 13. — James IV. after long protracted negotiations, was affianced to 
Margaret, eldest daughter of Henry VII. in January 1502, but the marriage ceremony 
did not take place till the 8th of August 1503. 


290 APPENDIX. No. II, 

Page 140, line 18. — In the Acta Dominorum Concilii, 3d March 1491, there is a 
notice respecting a suit for 1 600 merks, the tocher of Elizabeth, daughter of John Lord 
Drummond, wife of George Master of Angus. 

Page 141, line 27. — Lord Strathallan has fallen into a mistake in regard to the 
parentage of Dorothea Stewart, and some writers on the mysteries of the Gowrie 
Conspiracy have quoted his work as an authority to prove that Dorothy was the daugh- 
ter of Queen Margaret by her third husband, Lord Methven. It has since been estab- 
lished beyond all doubt that she was Lord Methven's daughter, by his second wife, 
Janet Stewart, Countess of Sutherland. See the " Examination of the alleged descent 
of John Earl of Gowrie," by James Maidment, Esq. advocate, subjoined to a volume 
entitled, " A Chronicle of Perth," &c. Edinburgh 1831. 4to. p. 99- 

Page 144, line 14 and 25. — "Another daughter," &c. Mylne asserts that this lady 
was not the daughter of the Master of Angus, but of John Lord Drummond. 

Page 144, line 14 — 26. "There seems to be a mistake here be my Lord Strathallan, 
for there is ane infeftment in Duke Hamilton's charter chests to this Earle of Arran, 
and Beatrix Drummond, daughter of Lord John Drummond, his lady, bot she con- 
tinowed bot short time, as appears by a second marriage to 

"This I had from Wishaw, so that its probable that this Elizabeth and Beatrix 
may be the same person, bot whether first married to the Earle of Arran, or Master 
of Angus, is to be considered." (Note on the margin of Strathallan's MS. by David 
Drummond, the transcriber, fol. 42.) 

Page 144, line 1. — In Mr. Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, is inserted an account of the 
sentence and execution of Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis, from the records of Justiciary, 
illustrated with extracts from the different historians who have given any detail of 
the proceedings. 

Page 148, line 4. — Camden's words, as translated by Bishop Gibson, are as follows : 
" The bank of the river Ern is adorned with Drimein, a Castle of the Barons Dromond, 
who acquired considerable honours ever since King Robert Stewart III. married a 
wife from this their family, (the beauteous Annabella, mother of King James I.) : the 
women of this Hous so far surpassing others in beauty and gracefulness, as to have 
even Kings for their admirers." 

Page 152, line 9. — The words here quoted respecting Hary Drummond, second 
son of Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffray, are from Knox's History of the Refor- 
mation. Knox, after mentioning his being summoned to appear in the Blackfriars 

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Church, May 15, 1555, says of himself, that, on the same day, " he taucht in Edinburgh 
in a greater audience than ever befoir he had done in that toun. The place was the 
Bishope of Dunkellis his grit logeing, quhair he continowit in doctrine ten dayis both 
befoir and afternoone. The Erie of Glencairne allurit the Erie of Merschell, who, 
with Harie Drummond his counsaillour for that time, hard ane exhortation ; but it 
was upon the nicht ; who was so weill contentit with it, that they both wyllit the 
saide Johne to wrytte unto the Queen Regent sumquhat that mycht move hir to heir 
the Word of God. He obeyit their desire, and wreit that which was afterward 
imprentit, and is callit The Letter to the Queen Dowager," &c. edit. 1732, folio, 

p. 92. 

This ' Counsaillour ' was certainly no great clerk, as among the Balcarras Letters and 
papers in the Advocates Library is an original receipt, in French, for 500 crowns (Cinq 
cens escuz) which is thus signed " Hary Dromond wy' my hand at the pen, led be my 
Lord Marschallis seruand maister Ihone Elder." It has no date, but was probably 
about the year 1560. 

Page 153, line 19. — Lord Strathallan has committed a mistake in saying that the 
third son's name was David. The person referred to was Sir Edward Drummond. 

Page 153, line 30. — An original letter of Ninian Drummond Parson of Kinnoul, 
addressed to Sir James Semple of Beltrees, of the date July 28, 1612, respecting the 
parsonage of Kinnoul, is preserved among Wodrow's MSS. in the possession of the 
Church of Scotland, vol. xviii. 

Page 154, line 5. — Duncan Drummond of Culcrieff and Balhadie, was one of a tribe 
of the Clan Gregor, known by the name of Clan Jan-vallich. On the proscription of 
the name of MacGregor, A.D. 1603, he took that of Drummond. John Drummond of 
Culcreiff, was served heir-male of his brother-german Patrick Drummond, younger of 
Culcreiff, July 2, 1646, (Perth, No. 552.) — Duncan Drummond of Balhaddies, heir-male 
of his brother-german, John Drummond of Culcreiff, March 17, 1658, (ib. 667;) and 
as heir of his father Patrick Drummond of Balhaddies, July 26, 1666, (ib. 751.) 
Alexander Drummond of Balhadies was served heir of his father Duncan Drummond 
of Balhadies, March 6, 1685. (Clackmannan, No. 53, Inquis. Gen. No. 6623.) This 
Alexander was elected Chief of the Clan Gregor, in the year 1714, and was made a 
Baronet by the Ex-King James VIII. from whom he had likewise the commission 
of Colonel. 

Page 154, line 21. — Mr. John Friebairn, minister of Madertie, the author of the 
" Extract of the Family of Drummond," already mentioned. See page 258. 

292 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Page 154>, line 31. — Henry Drummond, was served heir to his brother of the same 
name, who is styled eldest son and heir apparent of the late Henry Drummond of 
Richarton, April 22, 1574. (Retours, Linlith. No. 7.) 

Page 155, line 5. — Thomas Drummond in 1615. See Note to page 129, line 10. 

Page 155, line 12. — Dominus William Drummond of Ricarton, was served heir of his 
father, Henry Drummond of Ricarton, August 14, 1606. (Linlith. No. 48. Edinburgh, 

No. 89.) 

Page 155, line 18. — William Drummond of Ricartoun, was served heir of his father 
Sir William Drummond of Ricartoun, January 26, 1626. (Retours, Linlith. No. 11 6, 
Perth, No. 363.) See also Note to page 129, line 10. 

William Drummond of Ricarton was sent as one of the Commissioners of the Estates 
to London to attend Parliament, in November 1640. 

Page 155, line 19. — Thomas Dalzell of Binnes, died February 10, 1642, as appears 
from his epitaph by Drummond of Hawthornden, printed in the Archaeologia Scotica, 
vol. iv. p. 113. — General Dalzell, according to Lord Fountainhall's chronological notes, 
died suddenly, " and was buried splendidly after the military form, being attended by 
the standing forces, and six piece of cannon drawn before his herse, with his led-horse, 
and his general's battoon, August, 1685." p. 63. 

Page 156, line 12. — Thomas Drummond of Ricarton was served hen- of his father, 
Thomas Drummond of Ricarton, — and of his grandfather, William Drummond of 
Ricarton, May 2, 1668. (Retours, Linlith. No. 225. See also Stirling, No. 245.) 

Page 157. — William Master of Drummond, according to Douglas, (Peerage, vol. ii. 
p. 361), was apprehended and sent prisoner to Stirling, where he was tried, convicted, 
and executed in the year 1511, for this offence. The date is undoubtedly erroneous, 
and also the person ; as it was David the second son who drew down upon himself 
the infliction of such punishment for his being concerned in the burning of Monivaird 
Church, which took place in the year 1490. 

William Master of Drummond was twice married. By his second wife Mariot 
Forrester, he had a son John. In 1512, there is a charter to her and her son, in fee 
of Glentarkin in Strathern. See Note to page 160, line 16. 

Page 158, line 5. — Burning of the Church of Monyvaird. Lindsay of Pitscottie 
says, " In this mean tyme the Drummondis brunt the kirk of Monivaird, quhairin was 
six scoir of Murrayes, with thair wyffes and childraine, and few escaped thairfra, bot 
war all aither brunt or slaine, except one David Murray ; quhilk fact the King 

No. II. 



punisched condignlie thairefter, for he headed monie of the principall actouris thairof 
at Stirling." 

The following extract from Friebairn's manuscript may also be added, as it contains, 
along with some particulars omitted by Lord Strathallan, a copy of the paper to which 
he refers. In his account of John Lord Drummond, he says : — 

" Bot as ther is no constancie in earthly things, adversity alwayes following (to the 
best) upon the heells of prosperity, so it fell out that there wes a fearfull breach of 
amitie betwixt him, at least his children and friends, and his Mothers kin of the hous 
of Tullibardine, upon what grounds hes been variouslie reported ; but as the triviall 
proverb goes, The mother of mischiefe may be less nor a midges wing, so it fell out in 
this quarrell, which once begining continued to wax eager for a long space ; but as I 
desire not, since it is still in all mens mouths, to slip it altogidder, unless I should 
seem partiall, so I mynd not to be curious, seeing they themselves were on both sydes 
put to such disadvantages, that none of them had caus to glory, but only touch it in 
the by ; for all that I have sein upon record, is this, a Complaint given into William 
Bishop of St. Andrews, by George Abbot of InchefFrey, wherin he most pittiefully 
layes out his grievances, supplicating for a remedy, and relating that some of the 
Drummonds whom he calls Sathans souldiers and rotten members had most barbarously 
killed and brunt in the Kirk of Monyvaird a number of his kinsmen, friends, and 
followers, without either regaird to God, or that place which they had taken upon 
them as a sanctuarie and refuge ; whose names are expressed as follows : — 

Bartholomew Murray. 
David Murray. 
John of Murray. 
John Murray. 
Nicol Halden. 
John Halden, with 
his two Sons. 

Nicol Robertson. 
Peter Keuse. 
Nicol Elder. 
John Rollock. 
Alex". Rollock. 
Andrew Menteith. 

Laurence Murray. 
John of Fenton. 
Walter Couan. 
Patrick Daw. 
Peter Lutefute. 

"The Bishop of St. Andrews does, with all aggravation of the fact, recommend the 
anathematizing of the saids persons to the Bishop of Dumblane, within whose diocie 
that deid was committed, by all the solemnities requyred in the rubrick of the great 
excommunication, sic as book, bell and candell, and ordains him to cause intimate the 
same to all the congregations in the country : This is all that I have sein in wreate, 

294 APPENDIX. No. II. 

but the tradition of the parties does say, that my Lord Drummond was frie hereof ; 
bot one of his sons, called David, and Thomas Drummond [of] Drummenernoche, with 
some others, being provocked by some vendictive instrament, to goe along where those 
men were conveined in a bragging manner at Monyvaird, that the very whyle they 
were lyke to ingadge, that the Captain of Dunstaffhage, with a company comeing by, 
did syde with the Drummonds, ther Masters neir allya, which the other partie seing, 
they took them to the kirk, which they conceaved would gaurde them from any 
harm, out of which one of them unhappily did shoot and kill one of the highlandmen, 
whereat the rest were soe cruelly enraged, that without respect or compassion, they set 
fire on the kirk, which was theiked with hedder, and brunt them every man that wes 
within. This barbarous crueltie comeing to the King's ears, David Drummond was 
brought to Stirling, and was drawn blood of, notwithstanding that his Mother and 
Sister, the King's mistress went along with him to beg his lyfe ; which is said might 
have been obtained, were not some unreasonable words uttered by her Mother, which 
irritat the King so, that he wold have justice done upon the principall actor and some 
others, togither with a great asythment to the wyfes and children of the defunct, which 
bred such heart sore to them, that for a whole age they could not be heartily recon- 
ceilled, but upon the least occassion given, be any of the sydes, the old quarrell was 
renewed ; till at last it pleased the Lord so to sodder them togidder by such strong 
bands, that they live alse close and kyndly united as any trybes in the kingdome." 

" John Lord Drummond having reedifyed the Chappell of Innerpeffrey from the 
ground, and erected it in a Colledge of some few prebendars, to pray for requiems for 
him and his hous, he ordained it to be ther Buriall place for all tymes comeing ; and 
being near eighty yeares of age, he framed one of the most materiall and perfyte 
Testaments that ever I saw, and syne closed his eyes and tyme togidder, and was most 
honourably buried at Innerpeifrey." This Testament is no doubt the paper inserted 
in Lord Strathallan's work. See page 136. 

Page l60. — This sad outrage was at length compromised, and on the 14th of 
January 1500-1, a letter, under the Privy Seal, was "maid to the Lord Drummond 
and Schir William Murray of Tulebardin, knicht, thare kyn, men, frendis, and 
seruandis, for hertlines to be had amangis them in tyme to cum; renunceand and 
forgevand to the said kin and frendis of baithe the said parties, al actions and crimes 
of the Birnyngis of the Kirk of Moneivard, and slauchter of the Kingis lieges at that 
tyme," &c. Reg. Seer. Sig. quoted in Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, Part ix. p. 101. 

No. II. APPENDIX. 295 

It may be added, that in the Acta Dominorum Concilii, October 22, and November 
3, 1488, are notices respecting the right of David Drumond, son to the Lord Drumond 
to Dry He in Straithern. November 27, 1490, Lord Drummond's second son was 
put to the home for the burning of the Kirk of Monyvaird, February 24, 1491. 
David Drumond was " at our Souerane Lords horn," when Dry lie was sacked by 
the Murrays. 

Page 160, line 15. "Trybes of the nation." Mylne in his transcript adds the fol- 
lowing "Nota. It seemes ther is a mistake heir, for ther is a chartor to William 
Drummond, and Marion Forrester, his spous, on his resignation of Callocht and others 
in Menteith, 21. March 1502. Lawson's Coll. page 744. And ther is another chartor 
to Marion in liferent, and John Drummond, her son, of Fordie, and Glentarkie, and 
Balmuk, 24 May 1511, page 242. So it would appear this William hes been thryse 
married, and Forrester's children to him hes died sans ishu." 

Page l63, line 18. — John Drummond was served heir-male of his father, John 
Drummond of Balmaclone, April 30, 1644. (Retours, Perth, No. 539.) 

Page l67, line 9- " Nota. Ther is no certaintie of his being Lord till 1487, which 
is long after King Robert the Third's days ; and that year is the first he is remarked 
sitting as Lord of Parliament on the articles," &c. Mylne's MS. 

Page 170, line 6. — " The Governour;" there is added, "who died sans ishue. His 
father's divorce against his first wyfe Kath. St. Clair is dated 1477, and ratified in 
Parliament 1516." Mylne's MS. 

Page 179, line 31. — Archibald Napier of Merchiston, created first Lord Napier in 
1627, was the son of the inventor of Logarithms, by his first wife, Janet, daughter of 
Sir Francis Bothwell, one of the Lords of Session. 

Page 186, line 10. — Lt. Col. Andrew Drummond was succeeded by his grandnephew, 
Sir John Drummond, in 1678. See Note to page 187, line 3. 

Page 186, line 27. — John Drummond of Machaney was served heir of his granduncle, 
Lt. Col. Andrew Drummond, October 31, 1678. (Retours, Perth, No. 902. Inq. Gen. 
No. 6106). And in January 1679, he was served heir of his father Dominus Jacobus 
Drummond de Machaney miles, (ib. Perth, No. 903). 

Page 186, line 28. — In Lord Fountainhall's chronological notes, it is stated that the 
Chancellor Earl of Perth, obtained for his brother-in-law, Drummond of Machany, a 
gift of the estate of Nicolson of Carnock, in 1687, which had fallen into the King's 
hands as ullimus kaeres, p. 219. 

296 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Page 186, line 29.— John Lord Madertie was served heir-male of his father, James 
Lord Madertie, March 17, 1624. (Retours, Perth, No. 317.) 

Page 187, line 13. — There is a sonnet by Sir Robert Ayton, written on the death of 
this Lady Maderty, who died about the year 1630. — (Watson's Collections, Part III. 
p. 41. Bannatyne Miscellany, vol. i. p. 311.) 

Page 187, line 21. — William Drummond, who is here mentioned, was the Author of 
the present work. He was the youngest son of John Lord Maderty j and was created 
Viscount of Strathallan, September 6, 1686. At the time of his death, which took 
place in January 1688, he held the high appointment of General of the Forces in Scot- 
land. He was buried at Innerpeffray ; and as the Sermon preached at his interment, 
April 4, 1688, by Dr. Monro, Principal of the College of Edinburgh, contains 
various interesting particulars of his life, the following extracts may not be deemed 

" My Lords and Gentlemen, so far have I discours'd of this consolatory argument, 

to ease our mind upon this sorrowful occasion. But you see another text, viz. the 

earthly remains of the noble Viscount of Strathallan. When I remember his true 

vertues, I despair to say any thing proportionable to his worth ; the naming of him 

once, suggests greater thoughts than ordinarily occur. When we form to ourselves 

the most perfect idea's of valour, and honour and generosity, then we have not the best 

notion of that great soul that once lodged in that tabernacle ; all the projects of his 

mind were beyond the common level. The generous inclinations he derived from his 

Earl of Perth, ancestors began to appear very early : A family too well known in Britain for every 

thing that is great, ancient, loyal, and generous, to need any particular descant of 

mine ; I am not to act the part of a herauld from this place, there is none capable to 

be my hearer, but knows already how needless it is to tell Scotchmen of the noble 

atchievements and many illustrious branches of that Cedar of which our deceased 

General is descended. He began to bear arms when as yet he had not strength 

enough to manage them, the vigour and alacrity of his spirit out-running the growth 

of his body ; he then, when but a child, lodged no thought in his breast, but such as 

St. Andrews, were daring, great and difficult. When he was a boy at St. Leonard's College, he gave 

all the proof of a docile and capacious spirit, far above any of his school-fellows : but 

his mind (that always entertain' d extraordinary enterprises) began to be weary of an 

unactive life. Then it was that he was made Captain in that regiment that went to 
Sir Rob. 
Monrow. Ireland against the rebels, imder the command of an old and experienced officer. 

No. II. APPENDIX. 297 

In that expedition, he behaved with so much life and resolution, as drew upon him 

the eyes of all men, and every body concluded the young Captain was calculated for 

the greatest actions. 

" He came over from Ireland some years after, and assisted those forces that beat Argyle beat at 

Stirling, by 
the rebels once at Stirling ; and all those loyal gentlemen, engaged in that expedition. Sir George 

upon all occasions bestow'd upon him the most ample applause, and unforced commen- 
dations that were truly due to his skill, conduct, and fidelity. 

After this, General Drommond and all his associates became so odious to the pre- 
vailing faction of the Covenanters, that (until the mock-repentance after Dunbar fight) 
he was not suffered to engage in his Majesties service. Mean while, he went to 

London, and the forces commanded by his friend were disbanded : and there he was a Sir George 

spectator of that tragedy that pierced his soul with the most exquisit grief, I mean, the 

martyrdom of King Charles the First. The scene he saw, and the preparations to the 

fatal blow, but more he could not endure." 

[After some reflections on the fate of Charles the First, and an account of the Battle 

of Worcester, where General Drummond was taken prisoner, but afterwards made his 

escape, and joined Charles II. at Paris, Dr. Monro proceeds:] 

"At Paris he received his Majesties commands, and many letters and commissions 
for the nobility and gentry that yet adhered to the afflicted cause of true honour and 
loyalty : He came over then himself in the quality of Major-General, he landed near 
Yarmouth in England, with a double bottom'd trunk in disguise, in which were laid General 
his Majesties letters and commissions : From thence he came to Newcastle, then to <ji SKU j se 
Kelso, from Kelso to the Earl of Roxburgh's house, from thence to Edinburgh, in the 
habit of an ordinary carrier : From Edinburgh to the Westferry, where he was almost 
discovered to be another man than what he appear'd, by one of the usurpers spies : 
but the divine Providence watched over his person ; he got rid of this fellow, and 
went to Elplingstoun, and being provided of a boat that afternoon, he came 
quickly to this country, so wearied and disguised, that his nearest relatives could not 
know him. 

"Now though he had most dexterously disfigured his complexion, yet how difficult 
was it to hide and obscure his noble genius ; notwithstanding of his sorry horse and 
his load of cheese, he could not persuade the people with whom he lodged upon the 
road, but that he was some extraordinary person ; upon every turn they saw something 


298 APPENDIX. No. II. 

in him above their level ; they knew not what he was, but they were sure he was none 
of their gang ; he was out of his element as a fish upon dry land ; and though his cap, 
perruque, and his beard made him appear another thing, yet he could not hide his 
looks ; and the poorest of the people saw in him something they could not name, but 
still above servility and meanness ; the artifice of his design could not raze out the 
signatures of greatness that God had stamped upon his soul and body. 

" Why should I enter upon the history of that unfortunate expedition ? You all 
know the event of it 

"But all hopes being lost at that time, to serve his Majesty, the General and 
Dalyell beg'd leave to go for Moscovia ; which they obtain'd, and accordingly took 
their journey. And when he arriv'd at the imperial camp, the emperour of Russia 
was then lying before Riga, and now we have this generous soul in Moscovia, a 
stranger, and you may be sure the cavaliers Coffers were not then of great weight ; but 
he carried with him that which never forsook him till his last breath, resolution above 
the disasters of fortune, composure of spirit in the midst of adversity, and accomplish- 
ments proper for any station in court or camp that became a gentleman. 

"The emperour of Russia quickly took notice of him, and immediately he was 
made a Collonel, and soon after Lieutenant-General of the Strangers. He served the 
emperour of Moscovy against the Polonians and Tartars in many rencounters, with great 
conduct and fidelity. But I must be allowed to mention one instance of his valour, 
in which he saved the whole army that was then sent by the emperour of Russia 
against the Poles, and commanded by Knez Joury, who was of extraordinary reputation 
among the Russians ; but in this encounter when he marched too near the enemy, he 
withdrew all the cavalry, and left our Scots here with a small body of foot, to the 
mercy of the Polonian horse, (perhaps the best in Europe,) what shall he do in such 
circumstances, must he fly ? But that was it he was not acquainted with ; he drew up 
his handful of men behind some shrubs which had a marsh at each end of them, and 
planted the swans feathers before them : The Polish horse came to assault them in 
that post with extraordinary briskness, but were received with so much order and re- 
solution, that the first and second salutes of the General's musketeers, put the enemy 
in great disorder, and in defiance of their number, strength and quality, he managed 
his retreat with so much success and conduct, that he got under the covert of the 
nearest wood, by which he saved the whole army ; for if he had been beat, the main 
body, (which Knez Joury had too hastily withdrawn) would certainly fly, if assaulted 

No. II. APPENDIX. 299 

whiles they were in confusion. To manage a retreat with so small a body of men, in 
view, and upon the nose of so strong an enemy, was a proof of conduct and valour 
equal to any thing that we meet with in history." 

We must refer to the Sermon itself, for additional passages in the life of this very 
able and accomplished person, who is there said to have died at the age of seventy. 
It is contained in a volume of " Sermons, preached upon several occasions. By Al. 
Monro, D.D. (then) Principal of the College of Edinburgh. London: 169-3," 8vo. 
pages 447 — 502. 

Page 189, line 24. — David Drummond, Master of Maderty, was married to his first 
wife, Alison Crichtoun, at Perth, February 6, 1638. (Chronicle of Perth, p. 36.) At 
her death she left an only daughter, Margaret Drummond, who was served heir of her 
mother, March 19, 1642. (Retours, Perth, No. 499.) She did not survive long, as 
David Drummond, Master of Maderty, was served heir of his daughter, Margaret 
Drummond, January 14, 1643, (ib. No. 522.) 

Page 191, line 1. — Patrick, Master of Drummond, eldest son of David Lord Drum- 
mond, sat in the Convention of Estates in 1567. In a List of the Scotish Nobility 
about the year 1595, Patrick Lord Drummond is said then to have been "Of 45 
yeares : his mother, daughter to the Lord Ruthven : his wife, daughter to Lindsay, 
laird of Edzell : and his religion Protestant." In a previous list, (for the year 1583), 
where he is misnamed David, instead of Patrick, Lord Drummond, he is thus described : 
" Maryed the laste Erie of Craufourde's doghter : of an auncient house ; and hath a 
Hand of frendes in Strathern : himself unliable in his hearing ; and is presently in 
Fraunce." — (Bannatyne Miscellany, vol. i. p. 65.) 

Page 195, line 29. — Lady Jean, third daughter of Patrick third Lord Drummond, 
was the second wife of Robert, then Lord Roxburghe. On occasion of their 
nuptials, February 3, 1613-14, was given a magnificent entertainment at Court, when 
Hymen's Triumph, a beautiful pastoral by Samuel Daniel was represented. The 
autograph manuscript was given to the College of Edinburgh, with other books, by 
Drummond of Hawthornden in 1626. (Auct. Bibl. Edinburg. 1627, p. 10). It was 
printed along with " The whole Workes of Samuel Daniel Esquire, in Poetrie," under 
this title, " Hymens Triumph, a Pastoral Tragicomaedie, presented at the Queenes 
Court in the Strand, at her Majesties magnificent entertainment of the Kings most 
excellent Majesty, being at the nuptials of the Lord of Roxborough. By Samuel 
Daniel. London, 1623." 4to. 

300 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Page 196, line 7. — Jean Lady Roxburghe is the lady to whom was addressed the 

Italian sonnet mentioned in Drummond of Hawthornden's Account of the Family. 

(See note, page. 255). Since that sheet was thrown off, the following transcript has been 

made from the original volume, a copy of which is preserved in the British Museum. 

The title is : " Rime di Antimo Galli. All Tllustrissima Signora Elizabetta Talbot- 

Grey. Londini excudebat M. Bradwood, 1609." 120. 


Quella prudenza, e quel valor, che regna 
In te Giouanna, e tal, ch' altrui stupore 
E riuerenza in vn reca, et amore ; 
Com' ad alma immortal sol del ciel degna 
Donna tu sei, e tal, ch' a te non sdegna 
Gran diua, i gran sergeti aprir del core : 
Onde fatto piu chiaro al suo splendore 
Tuo bel pensier' a Dio poggiar n' insegna. 
Non Artemisia, non Zenobia, 6 quali 
Altra piu celebrata, 6 noua, 6 antica 
Donna hebbe mai qual tu grazie cotanti. 
Tu d' Eroica virtu, di gloria arnica, 

Posti i mondan piacer tutt' i non cale, 

Fai de l'alma tua bellail Cielo amante. 

Page 196, line 16. — Dominus Gulielmus Drummond, youngest legitimate son of 
John Earl of Perth, now William Earle of Roxburghe, was served heir of entail and 
provision of his grandfather, Robert Earl of Roxburghe, May 2d, 1650. (See the 

Page 196, line 23. — Robert, third Earl of Roxburghe, the year after this work was 
written, was one of those who accompanied the Duke of York in the Gloucester 
frigate, and perished when that ship was lost near Yarmouth, May 7th, 1682. His 
widow survived him no less than 71 years; and died January 22d, 1753, in the 96th 
year of her age. 

Page 200, line 12. — Family of Seton. — The curious and interesting History of the 
House of Seytoun, written about the year 1559 by Sir Richard Maitland of Lething- 
ton, with a Continuation to 1687 by Alexander Viscount Kingston, was printed at 
Glasgow in 1 829, 4to., for the Maitland Club. Sir Richard's work has also been pub- 

No. II. APPENDIX. 301 

lished from a different MS., with notes by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, Esq. Edin- 
burgh, 1830, 4to. 

Page 201, line last. — Issobella Seaton, Comtess of Perth. The marriage of the 
Earl of Perth with this Lady, in 1608, was celebrated by Thomas Dempster, in a 
Latin poem inserted in the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum, 1637, 12o, vol. i. p. 310. It 
was originally published under the following title: — " Epithalamion in Nuptiis gene- 
rossimorum Jacobi Comitis Perthani, Domini Drommondi, Baronis Stobhalliae, &c. 
& Isabellae, unica Roberti Comitis Wintonij, Domini Setonii, &c. filiae. Fvndebam 
Thomas Dempstervs a Muresk. I. V. Doctor, Scoto-Britannus. Edinburgi : excudebat 
Robertus Charteris, Typographus Regis. MDCVIII." 4to. 

The following extracts are from Mr. Sharpe's edition of " The Chronicle of the Hous 
of Setoun." Edin. 1830, p. 51. 

"Upon the last of November 1593, Dame Isabell Setoun, Countess of Perth, was 
borne, being Fryday, at ane efter midnight. Upon the 19th of Apryle 1608, being 
Tysday, James, first Earle of Perth, was mareit vpon Dame Isabell Setoun, dochter 
to Robert, first Earle of Wintoun. Upon the last day of Apryle, my Ladye Perth 
was deliverit of ane dochtor, at 6 hours at evin : her name callit Jean, zeir of God 
l6ll, and was baptised vpon the of Maij 1611. Upon Wednesday the 18th 

of December 1611, the Earle of Perth departit this lyfe. Upon the 2d of August 1614, 
being Tysday, Francis Earle of Bothwell mareit the foirsaid Dame Isabell Setoun, 
Countes of Perth." 

The following letter from Drummond of Hawthornden, addressed to this Lady, is 
to be found in the edition of his History, 1655 folio, p. 244; but is here printed from 
the original in the Museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 


Your courtesie hath prevented me, it being mine to offer you thanks, both 
for esteeming me worthy so honourable a task, and for measuring those lines accord- 
ing to affection, and not their worth ; for if they had any, it was all (as the moon hath 
her light) borrowed from the rayes of your Ladiship's own invention. But this quality 
becometh well your sweet disposition, and the generosity of that noble stem of which 
you have your birth, as doth the erecting of that notable Monument to your all-worthy 
Lord ; by the which ye have not onely obliged all his kinred now living, but, in ages 
to come, the unborn posterity, to render you immortal thanks. Your defert and good 

302 APPENDIX. No. II. 

opinion of me have, by a gracious violence, (if I can be so happy as to do you service) 
won me to remain your Ladiships, 

Ever to command, 

W. Drummond. 

In the same collection is the original of the following letter, which shows that 
Drummond at the close of his life was engaged in drawing up the Genealogy which is 
inserted in this Appendix, see No. I. page 241. 

Much Respected Freind, 

These are to intreate you earnestlie that when occasion 
and your leasure serueth, yee would be pleased to doe mee the favour, as to take the 
paines to transcriue the Inscription which is vpon my Lord of Perth's tombe in the 
chapell of Seatoun. I haue drawen up a Geneologicall Table of the House of Drum- 
mond, with many ornamentes and some garnishing of the persones. In this the inscrip- 
tions of my Lord's tombe will serue me for some light. My noble Lord of Wintown 
is descended linealie of this Race, and shall not be overpassed in what I can doe him 
or his auncient familie honour and seruice. When this piece is perfected it must come 
under your hand, to giue it the last lustre. Thus, my commendations remembred to 
your bedfellow and selfe, I remain 

Your assured and loving friend, to serue you, 

W. Drummond. 
[April 1649-] 

This letter is addressed on the cover "To his uorthye and much respected freind 
Maister William Ansterre at Tranent ;" and the other side has the inscription, written 
in a different hand, as follows : 

D. O. M. 
Et virtuti et memoriae clarissimi Juvenis JACOBI DRUMMOND qui vt primum 


No. II. APPENDIX. 303 

Isabella Roberti Wentoniae Comitis Filia Conjugi charissimo moerens Posuit. 


reliquit Joannam. 

Insteed of Epitaphs and airye praise, 

This Monument a Ladie chaste did raise 

To her Lord's living fame, and after death 

Her bodie doth vnto this place bequeath 

To rest with his, til God's shril trumpet sound, 
Tho' time her life, no time her loue can bound. 

Page 202,, line 3. — Isobell Seaton married to the Earle of Perth, by whom she had 
one daughter only, Lady Jean Drummond, who married the Earle of Sutherland, in 
anno 1629, "who gott in tocher with her 50,000 merkes, the greatest portion that was 
ever given in Scotland, before that time." (Lord Kingston's Contin. of the History 
of the House of Seytoun, p. 60.) Lady Jean Drummond, Countess of Sutherland, was 
served heir of her father, James Earl of Perth, March 23, 1632. (Retours, Perth, 

No. 409.) 

" In Balfour's Annals (says Mr. Kirkpatrick Sharpe) we read, that Lady Perth's 
daughter, Lady Sutherland, who was married to her Lord at Seton, died, Dec. 1638, 
at Canowgaite, neir Edinburghe, of a hectick fever, and wes interred at the Collegiat 
Church of Setton, without any funeral ceremony, by night." Gilbert Gordon, in his 
Genealogy of the Earls of Sutherland, says, that " her corps was carryed home into 
Sutherland, and there buried at Dornogh, as she hade appointed in her latter will and 
testament." — Chronicle of the Hous of Setoun, foot note, p. iii. The date of her 
death, however, is stated to have been December 29, 1637. See the "Genealogical 
History of the Earldom of Sutherland, from its origin to the year 1630; with a Con- 
tinuation to the year 1651." Edinburgh, 1813, folio, p. 486. 

Page 208, line 1. — John Earl of Perth was served heir-male of his brother-german, 
James Earl of Perth, March 11, 1612. 

Page 208, line 12. — Drummond of Hawthornden composed no less than three son- 
nets on the Portrait of this Lady Jean, Countess of Perth, the last of which, entitled 
" Vpon that same [Pourtrait] drawne with a pansie," runs thus : — 

When with brave Arte the curious Painter drew 
This heavenly shape, the hand why made hee beare 
With golden veines that Flowre of purple hue, 
Which followes on the Planet of the Yeare ? 

304 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Was it to show how in our hemispheare, 

Like him Shee shines ? Nay, that effects more true 

Of power, and wonder doe in her appeare, 

While Hee but flowres, Shee doth brave minds subdue 

Or would Hee else to Vertue's glorious light 

Her constant course make knowne, or is it Hee 

Doth parelell her blisse with Clytias plight ? 

Right so, and thus, Hee reading in her eye 

Some woefull lover's end, to grace his grave, 

For Cypresse tree this mourning Flowre her gave. 

(Drummond's Poems, Edinburgh, 1616, 4to.) 

He also lamented her death in the following Sonnet, entitled "To the Memorie of 
the most excellent Ladie, Iane, Countesse of Perth." 

This Beautie which pale Death in dust did turne, 
And clos'd so soon within a coffin sad, 
Did passe like lightning, like to thunder burne ; 
So little life, so much of worth, it had ! 
Heavens, but to show their might, heere made it shine, 
And when admir'd, then in the World's disdaine 
(O Teares, O Griefe !) did call it backe againe, 
Lest Earth should vaunt, Shee kept what was divine. 
What can wee hope for more ? What more enjoy ? 
Sith fairest thinges thus soonest have their end ; 
And, as on bodies shadowes do attend, 
Sith all our blisse is follow'd with annoy ! 

Shee is not dead, Shee lives where she did love, 

Her Memorie on Earth, her Soule above. 

(Flowers of Sion, Edinburgh, 1630, 4to. p. 103. ) 

Page 209, line 2. — Drummond of Hawthornden, who frequently acknowledged in 
his writings the ohligations conferred on him by John Earl of Perth, dedicated to him 
his History of the Five Jameses, with the following eulogium : " And I may say about 
your Lordship, without flattery, which I abominate, that, even in these worst of times, 
you are eminently conspicuous for piety and prudence, for loyalty towards the King, 
for real affection towards your Country, for kindness towards your Friends, and for 
the care you take in preserving your Family, and managing your affairs so justly and 

No. II. APPENDIX. 305 

In the " Chronicle of Perth," John Earl of Perth, is said to have died at Drymen, at 
f the age of fourscore zeires and mair,' June 11, 1662. — (p. 46.) 

Page 209, line 13. — "The marriage-contract of Sir John Drummond of Burnbank, 
afterwards of Logie Almond, and Grizel, daughter of Sir Thomas Stewart of Grand- 
tully, is dated 18th August 1664. 

" It is a mistake that he was succeeded by a John, father of Thomas. Thomas was 
not his grandson, but his son. He married, 1. Anne, daughter of Patrick, second Lord 
Kinnaird. 2. his cousin-german, Grizel, daughter of David, second Lord Newark, but 
had no children. Thomas Drummond of Logie Almond held the estate for 80 years, 
from 12th December 1678, when he was served heir to his father, Sir John, till 11th 
February 1758, when his nephew, John, was served heir to him at Perth. 

" Thomas's brother, Mr. William Drummond of Ballathie, who died before him, was 
forfeited, and was therefore passed over in the entails of Grandtully in 1717 and 1724, 
but his sons were put in. Mr. William's wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. George 
Oliphant of Clashberry, second son of John Oliphant of Bachilton." — MS. Note com- 
municated by Alexander Sinclair, Esq. 

Page 209, line 15. — Thomas Drummond of Logie Almond was served heir of his 
father, Sir John Drummond of Logie Almond, Dec. 12, 1678. (Retours, Inq. Gen. 
No. 6115.) — The estate of Logie Almond, by the death of the late Eight Honourable 
Sir William Drummond (one of the most learned and accomplished scholars of 
his time) came into the possession of his nephew Sir John A. Stewart of Grantully, 

Page 214, line 4. — Spalding, in his Annals, mentioning the Lord Drummond's 
marriage with Lady Anne, eldest daughter of the Marquis of Huntly, in October 1638, 
says, she "was ane preceise puritane, and therefore weill lyked in Edinburgh. This 
marriage (he adds) was celebrated with great solemnity. Many nobles and knights 
were there. Amang the rest, the Lord Gordone came frae Strathbogie to the samen, 
&c." — 4to. edition, vol. i. p. 178. 

Page 215. — John First Earl of Melfort. — John Drummond of Lundy, the second 
son of James, third Earl of Perth, before he was raised to the peerage, held several 
offices of great importance in Scotland. He was Deputy-Governor of Edinburgh 
Castle in 1680, when James, Duke of York, and his Duchess visited this country 
Macky says, " Being very handsome, and a fine dancer, he got into her Royal High- 
ness's favour, as to be made Lord Treasurer Deputy ; and on their Highnesses arrival 

2 R 

306 APPENDIX. No. II. 

at London, he was sent for to Court, and made Secretary of State." (Memoirs, 
p. 243.) He continued one of the chief favourites at Court during the reign of 
James VII., by whom he was created Viscount of Melfort, August 14, 1685, and Earl 
of Melfort, August 11, 1686. 

After the Revolution, he adhered to the fortunes of King James, and for several 
years " had the chief administration of St. Germains." Macky, describing his person, 
says, " He is tall, black, stoops in the shoulders, thin, and turned of fifty years of 
age." His pictures and prints represent him as remarkably handsome. He was 
usually known by the title of Duke of Melfort ; and died at St. Germains in January 

Page 215, line 9- — The second wife of John Drummond of Lundy, afterwards Earl 
of Melfort, was Euphemia, daughter of Sir Thomas Wallace of Craigie, Lord Justice 
Clerk of Scotland. It may be noticed that ' I Padri, e gli Alunni ' of the Scotish Col- 
lege at Rome, in republishing Father William Lewis Lesley's " Vita di S. Margherita 
Regina di Scozia," Rome 1691, 18mo. dedicated the volume "All* Illustriss. et 
Excellentiss. Sig. la Signora Eufemia Wallas Drumont, Contessa di Melfort," — 
and these Reverend Fathers, while complimenting her on her beauty and ac- 
complishments, allude to her alliance with " un Cavaliere — perche trahe apunto 1' 
origine da quel Signore Inglese, che hebbe V honore di condurre S. Margherita nella 

Page 215, line 14. — "The Countess of Arrol, sister to the Earl of Perth (says Sir 
Robert Sibbald, in 1682) sent me a Description of Buchan; and was pleased to doe 
me the honor to grave two plates, ane of silver, another of copper, she sent to me, and 
the draught of some fowles, done by herself, admirably fine." — (Memoirs of his own 
Life, MS.) These two plates were introduced by Sir Robert Sibbald into his Scotia 
Illustrata ; and the Description of Buchan is preserved in his MS. Topographical Col- 
lections, in the Advocates' Library. 

Page 216, line 4 — 28. — Hay of Luncarty, the ancestor of the Earls of Errol, whose 
noted exploit against the Danes is commemorated in a Latin poem, by James Ross, 
entitled " Origo gentis Hayorum : seu Danorum ad vicum Loncartem excidii, virtute 
cujusdam Hayi, rustici vulgo crediti, sed revera ex antiquissima Cantii regum prosapia 
oriundi, parti, historico-poetica narratio." Edinburgi, 1700, 8vo. 

The following Sonnet, addressed to the Countess of Erroll, probably soon after the 
year 1600, by William Fowler who was Secretary to the Queen Anne, wife of James 

No. II. APPENDIX. 307 

the Sixth is transcribed from the Hawthornden MSS., in the Library of the Anti- 
quarian Society of Scotland. 

Hee quho to Hauen gaue Starrs, and winds to Aire, 
Flouers, hearbs to Earth, and waues vnto the See, 
Doeth to our Age his wounders more declaire, 
Since things more strange then these we see in Thee ; 
Yea, that we suld cast bothe our mynds and ee 
Upon his gracious and his glorious frame, 
In you He hathe maide placed for to be 
Quhat most was raire, quhat most is fair Madame : 
Whense Love his flammes doth fetche, and netts doth make 
Bright haire and eyes, that Starrs and sunn doth schame 
Sueit smyles, chaist wourds, that peace and weres proclame 
Graue port, auld witt in youngest yeares, but lak, 

With store of graces and off beautyes strainge, 

Which giues to Nature law, and stay to chainge. 

Page 227. — James, fourth Earl of Perth, to whom this work is dedicated, suc- 
ceeded to the estates and honours of the family, on the death of his father, in the 
year 1675. In 1682, he was appointed by Charles II. to the office of Lord Justice- 
General, and in 1684 to that of Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. On the accession 
of King James VII. he was continued in all his places ; had the chief administration 
of affairs, and declared himself of the King's religious persuasion. After the Revolu- 
tion, being obnoxious to the populace, he attempted to make his escape in disguise, 
but the vessel in which he had embarked was pursued, and being brought back, he 
was thrown into the common prison of Kirkaldy, and afterwards confined in Stirling 
Castle till August 1693, when he was liberated on giving his bond to leave the king- 
dom under penalty of L.5000. He went abroad, and adhered, with the utmost fidel- 
ity, to the changed fortunes of the exiled monarch, who appointed him Governor to 
the Prince of Wales, and created him Duke of Perth. In Macky's Memoirs he is 
described as " of middle stature, with a quick look ; of a brown complexion, and 
towards fifty years of age." He died at St. Germains, 11th March 1716, in his 58th 
year, and was buried in the chapel of the Scots College at Paris. (Douglas's Peerage 
by Wood, Art. Perth.) 

Sir Robert Sibbald, in the Memoirs of his own Lyfe, which still remains unpublished, 
gives the following account of his first acquaintance with the Earl of Perth : — 

308 APPENDIX. No. II. 

"About this time [1678] the Earl of Perth began to employ me as his Physitian to 
his family, and introduced me with his friends. I had been recommended to him by 
his cusin, Mr. Patrick Drummond. I had payed my respects to him, upon his comming 
from his travells ; bot Doctor Henderson, who maried Hawthrondale, his sister, was 
his Physitian whill he lived, and had been his Fathers. So I succeeded him. 

" The Earl was of great partes, and of a serious temper, read much, and was very 
observant of the rites of the Church of England, and had the English service always 
in his family ; he was temperate, and was of excellent conversation, and very desyrous 
to learn. I, by his order, acquainted him with the curious books, especially pieces of 
divinity, history, poemes, memoirs of ministers of state, and discourses in philosophy. 
There was a great friendship contracted betwext us, which was entertained by cor- 
respondance of letters ; and few weeks past without letters, either when he was in 
England, or here. I gave him account of the parts of learning he affected most. He 
not only wrotte ane excellent style of English, but upon occasions, made verses, and 
translated some of the psalms of Buchannan, and some odes of Horace. I gave him 
the best advice I could, for ordering of his life, and wrotte many letters to him, and 
had many discourses with him, to diswade him from medling with the Court, and had 
publik employment, and to follow the directions left him by his grandfather, a man 
of great prudence and learning, who did advise his descendents to keep at home, and 
to manage y r own private affairs aright. Bot the low condition of his estates, (haveing 
sustained great losses, and payed many fines in y r late troubles, and payed out great 
portions to the bretheren and sisters), and the persuasions of his friends that expected 
great advantage by his Court, prevailed with him to embrace publick employment 
and goe frequently to Court ; which at first occasioned his being made Justice-General, 
and after that he was made Chancellor, which ingaged him in the interests of the 
Court, and occasoned much trouble to him, and persecution and lose to me." 

There is a poem addressed " To James Earl of Perth, &c. Lord Chancellor of His 
Majesties most ancient Kingdom of Scotland, as " The Congratulatory Welcome of an 
obliged Quill;" which is reprinted in a volume of Fugitive Scottish Poetry of the 
17th century, Edinburgh, 1825. 8vo. The author, who signs himself M. M., was 
Mungo Murray, not Mary Morpeth, as erroneously stated in that volume. 

" Among the epistolatory correspondence of the Logie Almond family are letters 
announcing, that James Earl of Perth had a son born 19th February 1673, and a 
daughter born 13th July 1675. Lilias, Countess of Perth was widow of James, fourth 

No. II. APPENDIX. 309 

Earl of Tullibardin, who died in January 1670. Her second marriage was in 1679 ; 
and she died in September 1685. In January 1686 the Earl of Perth married thirdly 
Lady Mary Gordon, daughter of the Marquis of Huntly." — MS. Note by Alexr. 
Sinclair, Esq. 

" In the possession of the family of Perth there still remains the literary corres-. 
pondence between this nobleman [the Lord Chancellor Earl of Perth] and their 
majesties, Charles, James, and his son. There are also preserved the Royal appoint- 
ments of this great statesman to his high offices. And there is also a collection of his 
private letters to his friends in Scotland during his imprisonment and exile in foreign 
lands. These breathe a spirit of exalted piety, submissive resignation, and heroic 
magnanimity; and while they unfold the character of the man, they present the 
remains of the able statesman, the ingenious politician, and the accomplished minister." 
Malcolm's House of Drummond, p. 154. 

Page 238, line ult. — Mr. David Drummond, Advocate, the transcriber of the manu- 
script of Lord Strathallan's work, as mentioned at page 54, line 4, was the son of Mi- 
David Drummond, Minister of Linlithgow, and afterwards of Moneidy. In the 
account of the family of Smythe of Braco and Methven, inserted in Douglas's Baron- 
age, the Father is called John Drummond. His son, David, was appointed one of the 
Advocates-Deputes, July 16, 1684, when the Earl of Perth was made Lord Chancellor. 
(Fountainhall's Notes, p. 93.) The Viscount of Dundee, in a letter to the Earl of 
Melfort, dated from Moy in Lochaber, June 27, 1689, says, "I was extremely sur- 
prised when I saw Mr. Drummond the advocate, in a Highland habit, come up to 
Lochaber to me, and gave account that the Queen has sent L.2000 sterling to London 
for the King's service, and that two more was a-coming. I did not think the Queen 
had known any thing of our affairs." (Letters of Lord Dundee, printed for the 
Bannatyne Club, 1827, p. 47.) The Editor, George Smythe Esq. Advocate, in a note, 
says, " It appeares, from letters in the possession of the Editor, that Mr. Drummond 
did not escape the suspicion of the government. In the beginning of December 1689, 
he and Cockburn of Langton were apprehended by an order of the Council, and 
detained for some time close prisoners in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh." 

David Drummond, as a Jacobite, having declined taking the oaths to government, 
ceased to practise at the bar, but still retained his title of Advocate ; and was after- 
wards appointed Treasurer of the Bank of Scotland. He held that office in 1704, 
December 20, on which day his wife, Jean Leirmont, addressed a letter to his cousin, 

310 APPENDIX. No. II. 

the laird of Methven, from which the following curious extract is made, describing a 
run upon the Bank, occasioned by what would now be considered a very trivial loss : — 

" Dear Sir. — My Husband is in such confusion and trouble about y e affaires of y e 
Bank y' he could not ans r you himselfe. This day eight days one of the tellers, 
Mr. Pringle, ran away ; he hade more than L.1000 sterling in his hands. But he was 
so discreet y' he took w' him only eight thousand merks, q ch his cautioners have given 
bond for to pay, so y' my Husband will come to no trouble. His running away, and 
the noise of crying up money, made all people runn upon y e Bank for money, so that, 
upon Munday last, they were forsed to stop pay te for want of money, which is grown 
very scarce of late, by reasone of great exportations, ther being no course taken to 
hinder it houever. Immediately y e Directors applied to y e Privy-Council, who ap- 
pointed a Committee to inspect y e Bank books, who, upon a full inquiry, found y = 
stock in y e Bank to bee far above al y e Bank bills y' ar running, which being reported 
to y e Councell, they approved y e same, and ordered it to be printed to satisfy those 
concerned ; and furder, y e Directors have resolved y' al bank bills, where or housevers 
hands they ar, shal bear annualrent from Munday last, which was y e day they stopt, so 
y' no body can bee losers y r by." 

The celebrated Dr. Pitcairn was an intimate friend of David Drummond, and from 
some of his poems, which are addressed to him, it appears that both of them were born 
on Christmas-day. He is also celebrated in poems by Allan Ramsay and others ' On 
the Royal Company of Archers.' He succeeded his brother, Dr. John Drummond, an 
eminent Physician in Edinburgh, who died in December 1740, aged 78; but he did 
not long survive, as his name occurs in the Obituary of the Scots Magazine for Feb- 
ruary 1741. — It may be added that Margaret Blair, of Balthyock, the wife of David 
Drummond, now Blair, son of David Drummond, Advocate, Treasurer of the Bank of 
Scotland, was served heir of her father, John Blair, October 3, 1723. (Regist. Retorn. 
Vol. lviii. p. 859.) 

No. II. APPENDIX. 311 


Page 4. — In the Accounts of the Family may be noticed the article Drummond, 
in Bayle's " Dictionnaire Historique et Critique," communicated in 1695, by the 
Chancellor Earl of Perth. 

Page 45, line 9. — Drummonds of Concraig. — The following notice of documents 
regarding this branch of the family, preserved in the charter-chest of his Grace the 
Duke of Athole, has been communicated to the Editor. 

No. 1. Charter by " Malcolmus de Dromond dominus de Conchraig," of ten merks 
of lands in his Lordship of Tulichrawyn, in the county of Strathern, granted " Don- 
aldo filio Gilberti " — " causa matrimonii contrahendi inter eundem Donaldum et Elis- 
sabeth sororem meam," at Perth, August 14, 1421. 

No. 2. Confirmation of the preceding charter by Walter, Earle of Athole and Caith- 
ness, tutor of Malise Earl Palatine of Strathern, in which Malcolm Drummond of 
Concraig is styled " consanguineus noster;" dated Methven, August 26, 1421. 

No. 3. Instrument of sasine, May 17, 1453, of the lands of Kilauch, &c. in the 
territory of Tulichrawyn, "propriis manibus," granted by Maurice Dromonde of Con- 
chrage, " consanguineo suo dilecto Mauricio Donaldi." Among the witnesses is John 
Dromonde Gylach, who is mentioned in this work, page 47, line 8. 

No. 4. Charter of woodset of the lands of Dalcherach and Scrimer, in the Earldom 
of Strathern and County of Perth, granted by Maurice Drummunde of Concrag, with 
consent of John, his son and heir, and Andrew Mercer of Inchbreky, " amico raeo 
carissimo Johanni Dromund de Culquolly," dated April 20, 1455. 

No. 5. Ratification by Margaret Mersar out of presence of " Moryss of Drummund," 
her husband, of grants of the lands of Dalquhilrach, Scrymbyr, and the Katkyne, 
which lands the said Moryss has woodset to John of Drumunde and Malcolmeson 
his cussynes. To this deed the seal of Andrew Mersar of Inchbrecky, her " dearest 
father," is appended : dated Inchbrecky, April 20, 1455. 

No. 6. Charter of the lands of Kilach to James Murray, son of Sir David Murray of 
Tulibardine, by Maurice Drummond, son and heir " quondam Malcolmi Drummunde 
de Concrag," dated at Strowan, January 26, 1468. 

No. 7. Instrument of sasine of the lands of Kilach, in favour of John Drummond, 
son of umqll. Maurice Drummond of Cowquhalzhee, November 2, 1468. 

312 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Page 55, line 17. — James Drummond, Sherriff-Clerk of Perth. The following is an 
extract from Sir James Balfour's MSS. : — 29 Aprilis l6l4, "His Majesties letter con- 
cerning James Drummond, schyref-clark of Perth, and preferring of Maister Hary 
Kynrose to his office and place, wes this day presentit and red in Counsell, and it wes 
thoght be the Counsell that they could not recommend ane other to be preferred to his 
office and place while first himselve wes hard ; and, therefore, the Shireff of Perth, the 
said James and Harie Drummond, his sone, who pretendes a right to that office, ar or- 
dained to be summond to the next counsell day, at whiche tyme so far will be done in 
that mater as may stand with equitie and justice." 

James Drummond of Cardnies, Sheriff-Clerk of Perth, had a sister, Margaret, 
married to Alexander Soutar, portioner of Wester Banchrie, September 7, 1560; and 
three daughters, Jean, Helen, and Isabel, Feb. 19, 1572. (Sheriff Records of 

Page 61, line 3. — George Drummond 'cruelly shot to death by order of the Com- 
mittee of Estates.' On the 4th June 1650, "Letters from Lt. General David Lesley 
were read in the House, shewing that George Drummond, Ballows brother, and Cap- 
taine Mellweill wer apprehendit in Jutland Castle in Orknay, and ther persons 
secured."— (Balfour's Annals, vol. iv. p. 44.) 

Page 62. — Mr. David Drummound, Prebendarius de Crieff, is witness to a paper 
dated February 23, l6ll. (Acts of Pari. vol. iii. p. 506.) 

Page 63. — Mr. David Drummond, son of the preceding, was also minister of Crieff. 
On October 26, 1641, "The Estates of Parliament ratified the presentation of Mr. 
David Drummond to the Kirk of Crieff." (lb. vol. v. p. 441 and 443.) There is 
printed in the Acts of Parliament 1 662, " An Act and Decreit against Dowgall Mac- 
pherson of Powrie, and Mr. David Drummond, late minister of Crieff, in favour of 
Rorie M'Leod of Dunvegan." (lb. vol. vii. p. 400.) 

Page 73, line 9. — Sir Alexander Drummond of Medope was admitted an Extraor- 
dinary Lord of Session, May 17, 1608. Sir James Balfour thus notices his death: — 
"The 15th of Julij l6l9, deyed Sir Alexander Drummond of Medope, one of the 
Senators of the Colledge of Justice, a werey learned judge." (Annals, vol. ii. p. 76.) 

Page 123, line 23. — Captain Drummond, who was appointed leader of the left 
wing, is said to have been the principal cause of the defeat at the battle of Aldearn ; 
and he suffered by martial law for his conduct. The following extract may be com- 
pared with Lord Strathallan's account. — " The victorie at Alderne was chiefly attributed 

No. II. APPENDIX. 313 

to the Gordons and their heirs. When Vrrie returned to Inverness, Captain Drum- 
mond was accused to have betrayed the armie. He confessed that he hade spoken 
with the eneraie after the word and sign of- battle was given; whereupon he was 
adjudged by a Councell of Warre to be shot to death, which was done." (Geneal. 
Hist, of the Sutherlands, p. 525.) 

Page 129. — Drummonds of Pitcairnes. Janet Crichton, spouse of Hary Drummond 
of Riccarton, was infeft in the mill lands of Pitcairns in liferent, January 28, 1544. 
She is mentioned as his relict in the Records of the Sheriff-Court of Perth, March 3, 
1570. William, his son, fiar of Pitcairns, is mentioned January 20, 1570; and Jean 
Hepburn Lady Riccarton March 14, 1574. Hary Drummond of Pitcairns had a son 
christened Andrew, March 3, 1642. (Kirk Session Records of Perth.) 

On April 15, 1644, " The Convention of Estates ordaines and commands Harie Drum- 
mond, Rootmaister, to marche with all expedition with his troop from Perth to Dum- 
fries, and to be there on Thursday nixt, the 18th of this instant, to attend Colonell 
Campbellis regiment." (Acts of Parliament, vol. vi. p. 87.) In December 1650, Lord 
Drummond was named Lieutenant-Colonel, and Harie Drummond of Pitcairnie his 
Major. (lb. p. 575.) 

Page 141, line 11. — One of the earliest authors of the name, of whom we have any 
notice, was a Jonas Drummond, settled probably as a physician in England, during 
the first half of the l6th century. He published a little tract under this title : — 
"j^ere is a §,tia bake, calleb the Defence of &t$e, ano 3&ecober2 of goutfr, translated out 
of the famous dlatfce anb rfrjljt eipette mrbgcgne Srnolb be $oba g ilia, berg urofgtable 
for all men to knobK." It is dedicated " Unto the noble and vertuous my Lady Marget 
Dowglas, Nice vnto the most noble and crysten Prynce Henry the VIII., King of 
Englande and of France, Defender of the Fayth, and under God the Supreme Heid 
of the Churche of Englande ; Syster vnto the moste noble and chrysten Prynce James 
Kynge of Scottes ; Doughter vnto the noble Countie Archebald Erie of Anguysshe." 
The translator says, " Sorry am I to offer vnto your noble and vertuous Ladyship so 
small a boke, were it not so that I am purposed to recomper" r Jur Ladyship with a 
greater, so that this may favourably be receyued." Whether this intention was ever 
fulfilled is uncertain. It * as no date, but was undoubtedly printed in the reign of 
Henry VIII., probably before 1544, as otherwise, the name of James V. would not 
have been noticed in the dedication. The said little " Boke," of eight leaves, only 
contains the notice that it was " Imprinted -by me Robert Wyer, dwellynge in Saynt 


314 APPENDIX. No. II. 

Martyns parysshe, at the sygne of Saynt John Evangelyst, besyde Charynge-Crosse." 
A transcript occurs among Sir H. Sloane's MSS. in the British Museum. The printed 
copy is very rare. 

Page 162, line 20. — There is a letter, probably to this Sir Maurice Drummond, 
dated May 12, 1630, from William Drummond of Hawthornden. (Works, p. 146.) 

Page 163, line 14. — In Balfour's Annals it is stated, that the Committee of Estates 
of Parliament ordered "Johne Drumond of Baleclone to be dismissed, he finding 
cautione for his good behaviour for 6000 markes in tyme coming." February 21, 1645. 
(Vol. iii. p. 278.) 

Page 186, line 6. — Sir James Drummond of Machiney, in Perthshire, was knighted 
by Charles the Second, at Scone, January 2, 1651. (Balfour's Annals, vol. iv. p. 

Page 187, line 22. — William Drummond, brother to Lord Maderty, was named 
Colonel, by the Estates of Parliament, December 23, 1650. (Balfour's Annals, vol. 
iv. p. 2l6.) In the Memoirs of Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel (MS.) mention is occa- 
sionally made of Lord Strathallan, then General Drummond, and the present work 
is also alluded to : " He was (speaking of his Lordship) an honest man, a faithful 
and sincere friend, and an uncorruptible patriot ; besides, he distinguished himself 
by his learning and parts, and wrote a Genealogical Account of the Drummonds with 
judgment and spirit, but it has not yet been printed." 

Page 196. — Jean Drummond, afterwards Countess of Roxburghe, was Governess to 
the children of James the First, and received L.2200, as a free gift, in the 3d year of 
the King's reign, 1 605-6, and a similar gift of L.3000 in 1617. (Nichols' Progresses 
of King James, vol. ii. p. 747. 11.) As stated, in a preceding Note, she was married in 
February 1614; and died in October 1643. 

Page 214, line 15. — In the Treasurer's Accounts, 1506-7, Feb. 27, we find the 
following payment : — " Item to James Lundy, the Lard of Lundyis son, be the Kingis 
command, quhen he passit in France, xx French crownis, summa, xiiii Lib." — and 
1512, April 16, — "Item, to the Lard of Lundeis sone, quhilk come fra the King of 
France with lettrez to the Kingis grace at his returnyng, xlv Lib." 



Abercrombie of Cassie, 127. 

— of Abercrombie, 116. 

— of Skemor and Frosk, 71, 250. 
Aberdeen, Bishops of, 21, 36, 40, 133. 
Abernethie, Lord Abernethie, 198. 

— Lord S alton, 140. 

— William, (Minister at ,) 182. 

Abthane and Thane explained, 16, 32. 
Abthanie of Dull, 32, 274. 

Ada of Huntingtoun, 33, 34, 36. 

— of Lennox, 65. 

Airth of Airth and Carnock, 70, 250. 

Albanack Crinen, 31, 32. 

Allan Lord of Galloway, 33, 219. 

Arbuthnet, Viscount, 175. 

Areskine. See Erskine. 

Arran, Earl of. See Boyd, Hamilton, 

Arundell, Earle of, 33. 
Ashby, Allan, (Lord de la Zough,) 219. 
Atcheson of Gosfoord, 121. 
Auchmutie of Gosfoord, 75, 270. 
Auchterarder, Goodwife of, 60. 
Auchinleck (Aufflect) of Glenbervie, 232. 

Baine (Ben) of Findall, 63, 124, 57. 
Balcanquil of that ilk, 62. 
Balfoure, Lord Burleigh, 185, 

— of M'Creistoun, (Makarestowne,) 71, 


— James, 154. 

Banco Thane of Lochaber, 32. 
Barclay of Colerny, 51. 

— ofTowie, 151, 197,249. 

Barton of Over Barton, 21, 92, 131, 169. 

Battle of Aldern, 73, 123, 312 ; Alfoord, 
72; Corrichie, 225; Durham, 68; 
Flowdone,232; Glenlivet,226; Had- 
denrig, 225; Harlaw, 51, 65; Murth- 
lake, 31; Otterburn, 88,229; Pin- 
kie, 123, 142, 225. 

Beaton of Creich, 184. 

— Cardinal, 199, 200. 
Beaumont, Earl of, 235. 
Becket, Thomas a, 218. 

Bell, — , (Provost of Linlithgow,) 49. 

Bellendine, Lord, 196. 

Belshes of Tofts, 127. 

Beton, James, (Bishop of Glasgow,) 57. 

Bet, — , (Merchant in Stirling,) 51. 

Bisset of Glasclun, 40, 

— of Logie, 62. 

Blacater of that ilk, 140, 144, 
Blair of Ardblair (Ardlair), 275-277. 

— of Kinfauns, 54. 

— of Tarsappie, 54. 

— John, (Minister of Kilspindie,) 54. 
Boyd, Earl of Arran, 80. 

— Lord Boyd, 148, 200, 231, 235. 
Boyle, (Bool) — , (in Comra,) 58. 
Bramstone, Sovereigne of Belfast, 181. 
Brechin, Lord, 41, 43. 

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Brodie of Lethen, 175. 

— of Pitgeveny, 175. 

Brown, Bishop of Dunkeld, 118. 
Bruce of Ailesburie, (Elgin,) 155, 247. 

— of Airth, 55, 151. 

— of Auchinbowie, 71, 250. 

— of Baldridge, 154. 

— of Kincavel, 73, 251. 

— Blanch, 73. 

— Rob. (Minister of Aberdour,) 73, 

Buchanan of Buchanan, 66, 67, 71, 186', 

— of Lenie, 181. 

— of Shirrahall, 155. 

Burnet, Archbishop of Glasgow, 197. 
Butter of Gormok, 275-277. 

Cameron, Mr. Archibald, (Clerk,) 54. 
Campbell of Aberuchell, 155. 

— of Argyle, (Lochawah), 21, 24 — 26, 

51, 67, 68, 133, 134, 157, 160, l6l, 
185, 194, 195, 203, 214, 226, 297. 

— of Arkinlas, 52. 

— of Auchinbreck, 172. 

— of Caddel, (Calder,) 200. 

— of Dunstaffnage, 159. 

— of Glenurchie, 146, 162, 176, 235. 

— of Kethick, 163. 

— of Lawers 57, 155. 

— of Lochinzel, 53. 

— of Lochawah (Lochow,) 65 — 68, 83, 

160, 161, 235. See Campbell of 

— of Loudon, 148—150, 197, 246. 
Campbells, their origin, 22, 160, l6l. 
Cants, Andrew, (Ministers,) 182. 

Cardenie, Marion, 65, 83. 

Cargill of Haltown, 116. 

Carmichael, Lord Carmichael, 190, 248. 

Carnegie of Northesk, 74, 194, 251. 

— of Southesk, 168, 213. 

— of Phinheaven, 194. 
Carron, Marjory, 235. 
Cavendish, Sir William, 80, 141. 
Chalmer of Drumlochy, 275-279. 
Charters, (Writs,) 35, 36, 38, 40, 47, 

70, 83, 133, 134. 
Charters of Amersfeild, 21. 

— of Kinfaunes, 181, 183, 200. 
Chancellor's Office, first in Scotland, 217. 
Cheesholm of Buttergask, 151, 183. 

— ofCromlix, 56, 122, 127, 151, 163, 

177—184, 246, 248. 

— Parson of Comrie, 181, 182. 

— Baylie of Dumblane, 49, 181, 182. 

— Bishop of Dumblane, 56, 122, 178- 


— Bishop of Vason, 151, 153, 181, 183, 

Christie, Tho. (Minister of Wigton,) 154. 
Cleeland of that ilk, 185. 
Clerk of Pennicook, 74. 
Clerk, — (Admiral of Sweden,) 54. 
Cochrane, Earle of Dundonald, 192, 207. 
Cockburn of Langton, 151, 185. 
Colquhoun (Caluhoune) of Luss, 59. 
Colt (Coult) Minister of Inneresk, 182. 
Colvill of Cleish, 145. 
Colvill, Alex. (Justice depute,) 25, 26. 
Comrie of that ilk, 58. 
Commissioners for Peace, 37, 133. 
Constable, Office of, first in Scotland, 




Cornwall of Bonhard, 119. 

Corser, John, 272. 

Cossans, Lady, 60. 

Cowan, Provost of Stirling, 172. 

Craig of Rosecraig, 182. 

Cramond of Aldbar, 60. 

Craufurd of Carse, 146. 

— of Lochnorris, 148, 153. 
Creichton of Airlywight, 189, 248. 

— of Creichton, 80, 225, 230. 

— of Dumfriess, 146, 153, 189, 192. 

— of Lugton, 154. 

— of Riccarton, 152, 153, 246, 313. 
— ■ of Sanquhar, 132, 146. 

— of Strathurd, 235. 

— Cecillia, 170. 

— Bishop of Dunkeld, 152, 153. 

— Sir Robert, 189. 

Cumin, Earl of Buchan, 33, 219, 220. 

— of Inveralachie, (Lyon King at Arms,) 

Cuninghame of Capringtoun, 148. 

— of Drumwhasel, 151. 

— of Glencairn, 21, 152, 174. 

— of Glengamock, 50, 52, 146. 

— of Wester Polmais, 70, 250. 

Dalzell of Binns, 123, 155, 156, 247, 292, 

— Earle of Carnwath, 155, 247. 

— Sir Robert, 194. 
Danielstoune, Hugh, 69. 
Davidson (Minister of Muthell,) 57. 
Denmark, (Norway,) King of, 90, 91. 

Dickson of Ballachaster, 162. 
Dog of Ballingrew, 121, 128. 

Douglas of Abercorn, 78, 244. 

— of Angus, 21 46, 57, 71, 78, 79, 87, 

93, 134, 135, 140-145, 174, 206, 227, 
231-233, 236. 

— of Bonjedward, 74, 251. 

— of Coldoch, 112. 

— of Dallenie, 120. 

— of Douglas, 29, 67, 77, 78, 87, 88, 91, 

199, 227-230, 235, 238. 

— of Drumlanrig, 140, 145. 

— of Dumbarton, 233. 

— of Forfar, 233. 

— of Glenbervie, 140, 232. 

— of Kilspindie, 142. 

— of Liddisdale, 166, 237, 238. 

— of Lochlevin, 152. 

— of Mar, 78, 86. 

of MoRDINGTON, 184. 

— of Morton, 79, 140, 143, 145, 149, 

168, 196, 213, 273. 

of NlDDESDALE, 89, 90. 

— of Pittendreich, 140, 142, 143, 232. 

— of Placentia, 228. 

— of Spinie, 117, 145. 

— of Whittingham, 144. 

— of Wigton, 78. 

— Provost of BamfFe, 182. 

— Prior of Coldinghame, 140, 144. 

— Bishop of Dunkeld, 142. 

— George, (Master of Angus,) 140-145, 


— Jean, (Lady Glames,) 144, 145, 


— Margaret, 141, 313. 

Douglasses, Alliances of, with the Drum- 
monds, 233, 234. 

— their origin, 227, et seq. 

320 INDEX. 

Drummond, Chiefs of the House of, Drummond of 

— Maurice, the Hungarian, First Thane, — Achlaick, 125, 130. 

or Senescall of Lennox, 5, 9, 14-19, — Auchterarder, 62. 

27. — Auchtermuthill, 60. 

— Maurice, and the next four Senescalls of — Balhadie, (CulcriefF,) 154, 291. 

Lennox, 9, 27—29. (See p. 260-1.) — Ballathies, 305. 

— Malcolm Beg, 6th Senescal, 9, 15, 29, — Balloch, 45, 49, 59-61, 122, 154, 181, 

30-38, 65. 264. 

— Sir John, (of Cargill,) 7th Senescal, 9, — Barnbougal, 92. 

65-70, 245, 266, 267, 272. — Belliclon, 124, 157, 162, 163, 295, 

— Malcolm, Earle of Mar, 8th Chiefe, 9, 314. 

86-88, 245, 274. — Blair, 6l, 111, 113-117, 253, 275-283. 

Sir John, 9th Chiefe, 9, 15, 88-92, 235, — Boghall, 115, 116, 280. 

238, 245, 274. — Boreland, 48-50, 57, 58, 181, 263, 284. 

— Sir Walter, 10th Chiefe, 9, HI, 235,245. — Broich, 45, 60, 6l, 133. 

— Sir Malcolm, 11th Chief, 10, 118. — Bruntihill, 131. 

— Sir John, 1st Lord Drummond, 12th — Callendar, 64, 266. 

Chiefe, 10, 16, 48, 62, 79, 132-138, — Cardnies or Hehill, 55. 

158, 231, 245, 274, 286, 293-295. — Cargill, (see 7th Chief,) 46, 48, 69, 89, 

— William, Master, 13th Chiefe, 10, 157- 124, 132. 

160, 245, 292, 295. — Carlowrie, 254. 

— Walter, Master, 14th Chiefe, 10, 1 64, — Carnock, 70-72, 129, 142, 185, 250, 

167, 245. 251, 267-269, 284. 

— David, 2d Lord, 15th Chiefe, 10, 79, — Coldoch, 56, 122, 147, 179. 

93, 167, 169-171, 200, 235, 245, 248, — Concraig, 35, 38-48, 89, 253, 26'2, 263, 
273-279, 299. 311. 

— Patrick, 3d Lord, 10, 122, 150, 191, — Comrie, 126, 128-130, 285, 286. 

193, 194, 197, 204, 213, 248, 299. — Corrivauchter, 60, 118, 122, 123. 

— James, 1st Earle of Perth, 10, 100, — Corskeplie, 119, 150, 180, 283. 

201, 206, 248, 249, 273, 301-303. — Creiff, 122. 

— John, 2d Earle, 10, 16, 50, 100, 105, — Cuilt, 124. 

196, 208, 248, 249, 259, 300, 303, — CulcreifF, 291. 

305. — Culqualzie, 39, 47, 51-54, 57, 63, 125, 

— James, 3d Earle, 10, 214, 249. 263, 311, 312. 

— James, 4th Earle, 10, 186, 227, 306- — Cultmalundie, 127, 128, 285. 

309. — Dalcheefic, 39. 

— James Lord Drummond, 10, 227. — Dalwhynie, 57 



Drummond of 

— Deanstown, 58, 118-121, 283, 284. 

— Dilpatrick, 58. 

— Drumduy, 49, 53. 

— Drummawhence, 53. 

— Drummonerinoch, 52, 118, 119, 124- 

126, 285. 

— Eremore, (Carnock,) 70, 76, 250. 

— Fintelich, 56. 

— Fliskhill, 113. 

— Gardrura, 115, 117, 280. 

— Gassingall Wester, 154. 

— Giblistown, 119- 

— Halholl, 131, 286. 

— Hawthornden, 4, 45, 72, 74, 75, 241, 

250, 251, 268-272. 

— Hehill, or Cardnies, 55. 

— Inchchaffray, (Lord Maderty,) 177. 

— Innermay, 126-129, 184, 186, 285. 

— Innerpeffrey, 48, 122, 140, 147-151, 

169, 183, 197, 245, 246. 

— Innerramsay, 40, 47, 51. 

— Kilbryd, 48, 52, 122. 

— Kildees, 58, 122-124, 284. 

— Kingsfeild, 71. 

— Kirkhill, 58, 263. 

— Ledcreife and Blair, 111, 113, 133, 


— Lennoch, 41, 47, 60, 150, 264. 

— Logie Almond, 209, 305. 

— Lundin, (Melfort,) 194, 214, 215, 


— Madera, 20-22, 91^1 10, 250, 252. 

— Machany, 178, 184—186, 227, 248, 

249, 295, 314. 

— Maderty, 151, 171, 177-190, 246, 248, 

249, 289, 296, 299. 

Drummond of 

— Maler, 126. 

— Mar. See 8th Chiefe. 

— Meggor, 52, 122. 

— Meginsh, (Mewie,) 41, 47, 264. 

— Melfort, (Lundin,) 305, 306. 

— Midhope, 3, 71, 73, 250, 268, 312. 

— Milnab, 45, 53, 60, 62—64, 264-266. 

— Muthell, 55, 118. 

— Perth. See the Chiefs. 

— Pitcairnes, 126, 129, 153, 285, 286, 


— Pitzallonie, 40, 50, 52, 55-59, 124, 133, 

150, 179, 185, 263. 

— Riccarton, 60, 129, 152-156, 177, 246, 

290-292, 313. 
— ■ Smithiestowne, 130, 131. 

— Stobhall. See Cargill and Perth. 

— Strageth, 60, 150. 

— Strathallan, 187, 296-299, 314. 

— Ward, 125. 

— Woodcockdale, 73, 250. 


— - Queen Annabella, 8, 20, 24, 65, 
76-83, 243-245, 272-274. 

— Anna, (Countess of Errol,) 306, 307. 

— Annabella (Lady Graham,) 147. 

— Alexander, W. S., 119- 

— Andrew (Lieut.-Col.,) 186, 295. 

— Andrew, Rector of Kirkconnel, 52. 

— Andrew (Minister of Panbryde,) 114. 

— Andrew (Vicar of Strageth,) 55. 

— Arch. (Minister of Ochterarder,) 120. 

— Bryce, 29, 38, 66. 

— David, 49, 50, 263. 

— David, (Advocate,) 54, 309, 310. 




— David, (Major-General,) 162. 

— David, (Minister of Creiff,) 62, 63, 312. 
— - David, (Minister of Linlithgow,) 54, 


— David, (Edward, Judge) 153, 246, 291. 

— Dean of Dumblane, 111, 112, 283. 

— George, (Minister of St. Madoes) 58. 
— ■ George, (shot by order of the Commit- 
tee of Estates,) 61, 312. 

— George, (Provost of Edinburgh,) 57, 

63, 64, 266. 

— James, (Minister, Co. Durham,) 115. 

— James, (Minister of Fowlls,) 58, 120. 

283, 284. 

— James, (Minister of Muthill,) 121. 

— James, (Sheriff-clerk of Perth,) 55, 312. 

— James, (depute of Strathern,) 63, 265, 


— Jane, 281. 

— Jean, (Countess of Perth.) See Kerr. 

— Jean, (Lady Roxburgh,) 195, 248, 252, 

255, 299, 300, 314. 

— Jean, (Lady Sutherland,) 202, 303. 

— ■ John, (Sheriff-depute of Aberdeen,) 266. 
— - John (Minister of Fowlls,) 54. 
— - John, (shot after battle of Olderne,) 

— John, (Master of Works,) 62, 264, 265. 

— Jonas, (Physician,) 313. 

— Colonel Lodowick, 187. 

— Malcolm, (Judge,) 42. 

— Lady Margaret, 138, 139, 247, 287-289. 

— Ninian, (Minister of Kinnoull,) 4, 154, 

246, 291. 

— Sir Patrick, (Conservator,) 3, 115, 252, 



— Patrick, (at London,) 284, 308. 

— Patrick, (Minister near Newcastle,) 

121, 284. 

— Robert, (Master of Works,) 71, 250, 


— Sybilla, (Lady Kinclevin,) 147, 148. 

— Walter, (Clerk Register,) 37. 

— William, (the Poet.) See Hawthorn- 

den, 4, 45, 74, 75, 257, 259, 268, 

Drummonds allied with Douglasses, 233, 
234. Flemings, 211, 212. Gordons, 
207, 226. Stuarts, 5, 7, 8, 34, 80, 
140, 234. Foreign Princes and So- 
vereigns, through the Stuarts, 79-83, 

— their Arms, 17, 21, 23, 95, 242, 243, 


— Collectors of their History, 3, 4, 257. 

— their Name and Origin, 14, 22-26, 258. 

— their Settlements, 15, 16, 69, 88, 92, 

132, 133. 

— Chiefes omitted, 260, 26l. 
Drummond Castle, 125, 133, 159, 289, 

Dumbar of Auchtermonsie, 199. 

— of Balduine, 192. 

— of Lothian, 16, 31. 

— of March, 16, 91, 165, 203, 205, 237. 

— of Murray, 205. 

— Bishop of Glasgow, 179- 
Dumblane, Bishop of, 21, 165, 178-181, 

274, 293. 
Dundas, Lyon King at Arms, 133. 
Dunkeld, Bishop of, 118, 152, 153, 274. 



Earls first in Scotland, 12, 1 6, 18, 212. 
Edgar Athelin, 12, 13, 18, 2-12. 
Edmonston of Duntreath, 79, 172, 179- 

— of Ednim, 79- 
Eglington, Sir Hugh, 40, 67. 
Elphingston of Balmerinoch, 151, 192, 


— of Cowper, 151. 

— of Elphingston, 71, 74, 150, 151, 

153, 187, 197, 206, 207, 236, 246, 

— Bishop of Aberdeen, 133. 

— George (Rector of Scots College, 

Rome,) 151, (Douay,) 246. 
Erskine of Alloway, 67. 

— of Balhagartie, 39, 40, 47. 

— of Cambuskenneth, 71, 251. 

— of Kellie, 193. 

— of Marr, 72, 143, 145, 147, 173, 

174, 191,232,248, 251. 

Erskine, , 58. 

— Lyon King at Arms, 194. 
Escortio. See Drummond of Madera. 

Faussyd, Thomas of, 40. 

— of Glenegask, 190. 
Fenduy, Baron of, 62. 
Ferrers, Lord, (Constable,) 219. 
Fit of Glensheris, 60. 

Fleemiug of Biggar, (Boghall,) 173, 

— of Wigton, 78, 145, 146, 173, 196, 

210—212, 247, 249. 

— Malcolm, 15, 262. 

Fogo, Wm., Minister of Callender, 154. 
Forbes, Lord Forbes, 135, 151. 

— Lord Pitsligo, 174. 

Fordon, Laird of, 48. 

Forrester, Lord Corstorphine, 89. 

Fouller, Sir William, 74, 251, 307. 

— Susanna, 74, 251. 
France, Donald, 55. 
Frazer, Lord Lovet, 140, 175. 

— Lord Muthell, 197. 

Friebairn, John, (Minister of Madertie,) 
4, 34, 154, 258, 291. 

Gall, Alexander, (Minister of Gask,) 

Galloway, Lords, Earles of, 33, 218. 
Garrie, Andrew, (in Perth,) 49. 
Gilchrist, Earl of Angus, 217, 234. 
Glasgow, Bishop of, 36, 57, 197. 
Gordon, of Abovne, 175, 206. 

— of Buckie, 148. 

— of Caimbarrow, (Drummond,) 14S. 

— of Hcntly, 21, 79, 93, 111, 135, 

139, 140, 148, 175, 19S, 199, 203, 
204, 206, 214, 224—226, 233, 249, 
— - of Lochinvar, (Vis. Kenmure,) 236. 

— of Sutherland, 140, 151, 202, 206, 

207, 249, 303. 

— Anne, (Countess of Perth,) 214, 220- 

223, 226, 249, 305. 

— Abbot of Inchaffray, 177. 

Graeme, Grimus, the name, 31, 32, 164. 

See Graham. 
Graham of Abercorn, 1 66. 

— of Arbenie, 162. 

— of Balgowan, 186. 

— of Boultone, 154. 

— of Braco, 168, 172. 

— of Cairn ey, Cairnie, 60, 154. 



Graham of Callendar, 57. 

— of Cambuskenneth, 168. 

— of DundafFmure, 79, 165, 166. 

— of Fintrie, 79. 

— of Gartur, 49, 53. 

— of Garvock, 56, 6l. 

— of Gorthie, 54, 6 1, 117. 

— of Innermeath, 173. 

— of Inchbrakie, 60, 127, 188—190, 248, 


— of Killeren, 168. 

— of Kincardine, 67, 1 66. 

— of Menteith, 16, 121, 200. 

— of Monorgan, 176. 

— of Montrose, 41, 58, 6l, 72, 120, 

123, 125, 145, 147, 164— 168, 172, 
179, 181, 185, 189, 193, 236, 248, 

— of Monzie, 127. 

— of Morphie, 232. 

— of Ochterarder, 57. 

— of Orchill, 58, 184. 

— of Pitcairnes, 127, 186. 

— of Raterns [Roterns] 58, 168, 172. 
— ■ of Strathern, 41 — 45, 167. 

— Commis. clerk of Dumblane, 173. 

— Bishop of Orkney, 282. 

— Archbp. of St. Andrews, 79- 

— Post-master-general, 189, 190, 248. 
Grant of Balhagells, 117. 

— of Grant, 174, 175, 226. 
Gray of Balledgaroey, 175. 

— of Easthill, 53. 

— of Pittendrume, 64. 

— of Gray, 64, 191, 199, 236. 
Grier of Lag, 74. 

Guthrie, Thane of Cathnes, 205. 

Hacket, Colonel], 175. 
Hadden of Glenegask, (Gleneagles,) 175, 
190, 248. 

— Sir Bernard, 42. 
Halliday of Tulliboole, 185. 
Hallyburton, 56. 

— of Buttergask, 113. 

— of Dirletoun, 171, 203, 235. 

— of Pitcur, 186. 
Hamilton of Abercorn, 233. 

— of Arran, (Chastleherauld, Hamil- 

ton,) 80, 142-145, 149, 199, 226, 227, 
232, 233, 290. 

— of Baderston, 50. 

— of Bargenie, 186, 249. 

— of Binning, (Haddington,) 73. 

— of Blair, 50. 

— of Cadzow, (Arran,) 80. 

— of Cliddisdale, 143, 232. 

— of Evendale, 191. 

— of Haddington, 193, 250. 

— of Hamilton, (Arran,) 143, 227. 

— of Samuelston, (Cliddisdale,) 232. 

— of Sanquair, 204. 

— Archbishop of St. Andrews, 149. 
Hay of Errol, 143, 173, 174, 186, 196, 

199, 204, 206, 213, 215-217, 220, 
225, 226, 235, 306, 307. 

— of Keillour, 186, 215. 

— of Kennet, 73, 251. 

— of Meggins, 114. 

— of Moncktown, 64. 

— of Pitfowre, 129. 

— of Tulliebodie, 225. 

— of Yester, (Tweeddale,) 132, 140, 144,' 

195, 196, 204. 
Henderson, Henry (physician,) 74, 308. 



Hepburn of Bothwell, 141, 203, 206, 

— of Humbie, 187. 

— of Riccartoun, 235. 

— of Wauchton, 72, 251. 

— Patrick, 155. 

Herring of Lenings, (Lethintie,) 11 6. 

— of Westergormoch, 148. 
Hirdman, (Stedman,) Sir William, 147. 
Houston of Bearlaw, 154. 

— of that ilk, 179. 

— John, 149. 

Howard of Norfolk, 226. 

— of Nottingham, 100, 249. 

Hume, Lord Hume, 80, 132, 195, 199, 
201, 236." 

— of Wedderburne, 140, 144, 177. 
Huntingtoun, Earle of, 19, 34, 36, 

Hurrie, Major-General, 123, 312. 

Ibret, , 126. 

Inglis of Byres, 53, 55. 

— John, 52, 125. 
Innes of Coxtoun, 186. 

— of that ilk, 151, 196. 
Johnstoun of Waristoun, 187. 
Isles, Donald Lord of the, 51, 65. 

Kennedy, Alexander, 78. 

— Bishop of St. Andrews, 78. 
Kenneth of the Isles, 31. 

Kerr of Cessford, (Roxburgh,) 213. 

— of Jedburgh, 213. 

— of Kersland, 148, 213. 

— of Lothian, Newbattle, 174, 200, 


— of Roxburgh, 100, 120, 146, 168, 

195, 196, 208—210, 212, 213, 248, 
249, 299, 300. 

— Jean, Countess of Perth, 208, 303, 

Kinclevin, Lord, 235. 
Kings of Scotland. See Stuart. 
King David II. 39, 66—69, 205. 

— James III. 134, 135. 

— James IV. 135. 

— Malcolm III. 5, 13—16. 

— Robert I. 37. 

— Robert II. 65, 83, 90, 198. 

— Robert III. 8, 65, 87. 

— William, 35, 214, 217. 
Kinghorn, David, 21, 287, 288, 
Kinnaird of Kinnaird, 91, 305. 
Kippenross, Lady, 72, 180, 185, 251, 

Kippon, Christian, 56. 
Kircaldy of Grange, 71, 251. 

Keith of Ludquhairne, 172, 188. 

— Earl Marishall, 135, 167, 172, 188, Lauder of Bass, 140, 144, 

225. — of Hattone, 194. 

— Sir James, 172. — Sir Robert, 37, 

Kennedy of Cassills, 78, 145, 146, 174, Laurie, Robert, Bishop of Breichen, 
187. 53. 

— of Dunure, 78. Lea, Lady, 72, 251. 




Lennox, Earles of, 34 — 37, 65, 66. See 

Stuarts of. 
Leslie of Balquhain, (Buwhain,) 162. 

— of Findressie, 80, 170, 274. 

— of Leven, 192. 

— of Lindores, 187, 248, 249. 

— of Newark, 305. 

— of Rothes, 80, l6"8, 187, 191—193, 

232, 248. 
Lidderdale of He, 123. 
Lindsay of Auchtermonsie, 199- 

— of Balcarras, 194, 195, 248. 

— of Balgayes, 200. 

— of Byres, 21, 200, 203. 

— of Crawfoord, 78, 132, 151, 174, 

191, 193, 194, 197—200, 230, 245, 

— of Edzell, 191, 194, 199, 200. 

— of Kinfaunes, 151, 200. 
Livingston, of Linlithgow, 146, 150, 

151, 175, 210, 230. 

— of Glentirran, 126. 
Lockart of Lie, 233. 
Logan of Coatfeild, 74. 

— of Restalrige, 62, 74. 
Logie, Laird of, 154. 
Logie, John, 42. 

Lundin of that ilk, 194, 214, 236, 

Lyle, Lord, 69, 133, 135. 

Lyon of Glames, (Kinghorn, Strath- 
more,) 144, 145, 174, 175, 232. 

Lyon King-at-Arms, 133, 135, 194. 

Lythington of Saltcoats, 235. 

M'Aula of Arncapell, 71. 
M'Beth, 13, 31. 

M'Carter of Thorowrige, 48. 
M'Donald of the Isles, 51, 65, 83, 205. 

— of Ross, 199. 

M'Duff of Fife, 16,42,43. 
M'Greigors, (Clan,) 126, 285, 291. 
M'Gruder, James, 126. 
Machany. See Drummond of Machany. 
M'Kenzie of Seaforth, 53, 173, 195, 

— Colin, 53, 175. 
M'Kingie, Duncan, 125. 
M'Kie, of Kilbryde, 48, 122. 
M'Mesker, James, 58. 
M'William, John, (Judge,) 42. 
Maderty. See Drummond of Mad- 

Maine of Bruntimiln, 56. 
Maitland of Haltone, 194, 197. 

— of Lauderdale, 146, 194, 195, 208, 

213, 214, 248. 
Malcolm, John, (minister of Perth,) 

Malloch of Cairnies, 63. 
Mar, Earl of. See Douglas, Drummond, 

Erskine, Marr, Stuart. 
Marr of Mar, 35, 40, 86, 205, 237. 
Marischall, Gillycallum the first, 217. 
Margaret, Queen of Malcolm III. 13, 

Mauld of Melgum, 53. 

— of Panmure, 174, 196, 210. 
Maxton of Cultowhay, 62. 
Maxwell of Hills, 74. 

— of Maxwell, 141, 143, 232. 

— of Newark, 185. 

— John. See Malcolm, John. 
Melfort. See Drummond of Melfort. 




Menteith, Earl of, 38. See Graham, 

Monteith, Stuart. 
Menteith, Sir Alexander, 266. 
Menzies of Weem, 191, 249. 
Mercer of Clevadge, 185. 

— of Innerpeffrey, (Inchbrekie ?) 46, 52, 

Methven, (MefTen.) See Stuart of. 
Midelton, Earl of Midelton, 175. 
Milne, provost of Linlithgow, 49. 
Mitchell of Kincarrochie, 177. 
Moncreiffe of that ilk, 154. 

— of Westwood, 54. 
Monipennie, Captain William, 163. 
Monteith of Alcathy, 49. 

— of Arran, 67. 

— of Carse, 45, 49, 151, 246. 

— of Eagleshaw, 117, 282. 

— of Manor, 49. 

— of Menteith, 38, 266. 

— of Westcarse, 70, 250. 

— Sir John, 34, 37, 38, 65, 66. 
Monteiths, 15, 24, 25, 29, 66—69, 

Montgomery, Earle of Eglington, 148 — 

150, 192, 197, 204, 246. 
Montifex, (Montefichet,) 36, 38, 65, 68, 

69, 84, 85, 274. 

— Lady Mary, 65, 69, 84—86, 111, 

Monzie, Lady, 60. 
Morison, Helen, 154. 
Morvill, Constable, 36, 218. 
Mowbray of Barnbougal, 92. 
Muire, Captain David, (in Kintyre,) 

Murehead of Breadisholme, 184, 248. 

Murray of Abercairnie, 47, 48, 132, 173, 

186, 188. 
Murray of Annand, 281. 

— of Atholl, 80, 176, 212. 

— of Balvaird, 177. 

— of Blackbarony, 270. 

— of Bothwell, 33, 41, 188, 229. 

— of Carden, 173. 

— of Cringelty, 270. 

— of Dollorie, 63. 

— of Dysert, 195. 

— of Drumshergort, 41, 188. 

— of Kildees, 122—124. 

— of Lochland, 60, 64, 180. 

— of Ogilvie, 41—44, 46, 48. 

— of Polmaise, 179, 185. 

— of Stanhope, 173. 

— of Stormont, 74, 177, 213. 

— of Strowan, 49, 60, 180. 

— of Tullibarden, 35, 46, 52, 66, 

80, 118, 145, 159, 160, 165, 172, 
174—176, 186, 212, 227, 248, 249, 

— George, (Abbot of Inchaffray,) 158, 


— John, (Minister in England,) 154. 

— Thomas, (Governour to Prince Henry,) 

116, 280. 
Murrayes, burned at Monyvaird, 56, 157 

—160, 286, 292—295. 
Murray, Bishop of, 36, 248, 279. 
Muschampe. See Muschet. 
Muschet of Burnbank, 127, 285. 

— of that ilk, 53 85, 112, 127, 151, 


— of Wester-Cambsheeny, 112. 
Mylne, Captain Charles, 272. 



Nairne, Lord Nairne, 188. 

— Bailie, in Dalkeith, 272. 
Napier of Burnbank, 129. 

— of Kilcreuch, 155, 183. 

— of Kilmahew, 69- 

Percie Randolf, 88. 
Perth, Earl of. See Drummond. 
Pitcairn of Pitlour, 49. 
Polwart of Cowstowne, 154. 
Pittencreiffe, Lady, 236. 

of Merchistoun, 6l, 151, 179, 180, Porterfield of Comistoun, 115. 

183, 295. 

— of Napier, 6l, 173, 295. 

— Duncan, 69. 

Nicoll, — (merchant in Edinburgh,) 

Nicolson of Carnock, 156, 173, 295. 
Notary-Publics, 22, 43, 45, 47, 55, 58, 

84, 112, 147. 

Ochtertyre, Lady, 179. 
Ogilvie, Lady, 236. 
Ogilvie of Airley, 199- 

— of Balfour, 188. 

of FlNLATER, 151. 

— of Powrie, 171, 248. 
Oliphant of Aberdagie, 60, 166. 

— of Bachelton, 53, 305. 

— of Clashberry, 305. 

— of Coltewcher, 128. 

— of Gask, 57, 58, 124, 184. 

— of Newton, 179, 180. 

— of Oliphant, 133, 184, 232, 248, 

249, 274. 
Olyffards, 32, 36, 45. 
Orkney, Earl of. See Spar, Sinclair. 

Panter, (Panitier,) David, (Secretary,) 

Pearson of Kippenross, 1 27. 
Percie, Earl of Northumberland, 162. 

Powfowlls, Lady, 180. 
Purves of Abbeyhill, 272. 

Queen Annabella. See Drummond. 

— Margaret Tudor, 119, 135, 141, 232, 

247, 286, 289. 
Quincie, Earle of Winchester, Constable, 
33, 36, 219. 

— of Nether Gask, 33. 

Quhytelaw, Archibald, (Secretary,) 

Ramsay of Balmane, 178. 

— of Bamffe, 117. 

— of Ochterhouse, 235. 

— of Wauchton, 192, 

Ratray of Craighall, 11 6, 188, 248. 

Reid of Pitnacrie, 56. 

Riddoch of Aberlednock, 53. 

Riddoch (Redheuch) of Cultabregan, 55, 

126, 180. 
Rollo of Bannockburn, 127, 128, 185. 

— of Duncrub, 60, 72, 163, 185, 249, 

251, 279. See Lord Rollo. 

— of Powes, 59, 185. 

— Lord Rollo, 53, 59, 72, 185, 186, 248. 

See Rollo of Duncrub. 
Ross of Craigie, 41, 60. 

— of Ross, 41, 237. See M'Donald 




Roxburgh, Jean, Lady. See Drummond. 

Ruthven of Frieland, 236. 

— of Ruthven, (Gowrie,) 111, 117, 132, 

141, 168, 171, 172, 176, 234—236, 

248, 290. . 

St. Andrews, Bishop of, 21, 35—37, 40, 
77—79, 81, 149, 158, 197, 293. 

Sandilands of Calder, (Torphichen) 146, 
155, 247. 

Scot of Balcleugh 143, 192, 193. 

— of Balweery, 1 19. 

— of Clerkingtoun, 75. 

— of Monzie, 72, 125, 251. 
— • of Scotstarbet, 74, 251. 

— of Tarras, 192. 

— Alexander, 21. 

— David, (Apothecarie,) 56. 

— John, 54. 

Scrimgeour, Earle of Dundie, 213. 

— James, (Minister of Currie,) 182. 
Seaton, (Seytoun, &c.) of Dumferm- 

ling, 191, 193—195, 201, 204, 210, 

— (alias Gordon) of Huntly, 224, 225. 

— of Touch (Tyllibodie,) 180, 225. 

— of Wintoun, 150, 192, 193, 201 — 

204, 249, 300. 

— Sir Alexander, (Governor of Berwick,) 

203, 224. 

— Isabella, (Countess of Perth,) 202, 249, 

273, 301—303. 
Semple, Lord Semple, 184, 246". 
Shaw of Sauchie, 147, 200. 
Shevez, Archbishop of St. Andrews, 


Sheyffield, (Seafield,) Lady, 72, 251. 
Sibbald of Balgonie, 231. 

— of Northumberland, 231. 
■ — David, 64. 

— Sir Robert, 306—308. 
Sinclair (St. Clair,) of Ardoch, 180. 

— of Caithnes, 182, 195, 200, 238. 

— of Dryden, 178. 

— of Glassingall-beg (Galdwalmore), 122, 

180, 182. 

— of Orkney, 78, 79, 89—91, 170, 230, 

231, 237, 238, 243, 244. 

— of Ravensheugh, 199- 

— of Rosline, 186, 238. 

— of Ulbster, 182. 

Smyth of Methven, 54, 126, 189, 

— of Rapnes, 188. 
Spalden, William, 41, 42. 
Spar, Earl of Orkney, 237. 
Spens of Wormistoune, 162. 
Stanley, Earl of Derbie, 176. 

Sterline (Stirling) of Ardoch, 120, 175, 
180, 184. 

— of Ballindooch, 63. 

— of Harbertshyre, 189. 

— of Keir, 21, 63, 155, 177, 179, 180, 

247, 248. 
Steuart, Stewart. See Stuart. 
Strageth of Strageth, 55, 123. 
Strathallan, Viscount. See Drummond 

of Strathallen. 
Strathern, Earles of, 16, 31 — 36, 165. 

See also Graham, Stuart. 

— Thane, (Senescal,) of, 16, 30 — 35. 

See Drummond of Concraig. 
Stewart, Senescal, 5, 16, 32, 37. 



Stuart Royal Stock, 7—9, 76—83, 

— of Albany, Alexander, 79, 140, 169 

—171, 244, 247, 273. Henrie, 
(Darnlie,) 81. John, 57, 71, 80, 
136, 141, 169—171, 247, 273, 286, 
295. Robert, 51, 91, 243, 244. 
Stuart of Angus, 29, 67, 87. 

— of Ardworlich, 126, 129. 

— of Arntullie, 83. 

— of Arran, 143, 144. 

— of Atholl, 8, 45, 91, 140, 146, 176, 

206, 225, 236. 

of AUBIGNIE, 80. 

— of Ballathy, 209. 

— of Banchrie, 54. 

— of Blackhall, 177. 

of BOTHWELL, 202. 

— of Brechin, 41, 43. 

— of Buchan, 51, 78, 87, 203, 244, 

245, 274. 

— of Buite, 8. 

— of Carrict, 83, 272. 

— of Dalguissie, 11 6. 

— of Duallie, 65, 83. 

— of Dundonald, 7, 34, 66. 

— of Evandale, 25, 134. 

— of Foss, 123. 

— of Fyfe, 42, 83. 

— of Gairlies, 200. 

— of Garntullie, 128, 187, 209, 305. 

— of Innernytie, 1 86. 

— of Kinnaird, 6l. 

— of Ladywell, 128. 

— of Lennox, 21, 34, 80, 135, 141, 

143, 206, 236, 247, 274. 

— of Mar, 51, 80, 81, 87, 274. 

Stuart of Menteith, 83. 

— of Methven, (Meffen,) 141, 236, 


— of Minto, 184. 

— of Murray, 120, 143. 

— of Ochiltrie, 120, 143, 236. 

— of Orknay, 187. 

— of Ross, 57. 

— of Rothsay, David, Duke, 77, 243, 


— of St. Colme, 236. 

— of Strathern, 29, 39—41, 67, 68, 


— of Tarbolton, 34, 66. 

— of Traquair, 141. 

— jEgidia, 90, 237. 

— Lady Gordon, 139, 140, 246, 247. 

— William, 50. 
Surnames, their ryse, 14. 

— that came with Queen Margaret, 20. 
Sutherland, Earl of Sutherland, 68, 204 

—206, 238. 

Thane, 16, 31. See Abthane. 
Thomson, 123. 
Tosheoch of Pitenzie, 53. 
Toures of Innerleith, 21. 
Traile, Bishop of St. Andrews, 77. 
Tulliebody, Lady, 71, 251. 
Tyrie of Drumkilbo, 11 6. 

Urquhart of Cromertie, 151. 
Urrie. See Hume. 

Vauss, Eleanora, 235. 



Wales, Prince of, 234. 

Wallace (Coll. James) of Achens, 50. 

— of Craigie, 148, 215, 306. 
Weems of Bruntisland, 193. 

— of Weems, 175, 193, 206, 233, 236. 
Weems, George, (Minister of Scoon,) 


— John, (Minister of Dumbarnie,) 54. 
Whitson, Thomas, 11 6. 

Witnesses to Charters, &e. 35 — 38, 40, 
43, 47, 91, 133, 134, 165, 167, 172, 
202, 203, 279- 

Wood of Bonnington, 235. 

— of Largo, 184, 248, 249. 

Young, (Minister of Abbotshall,) 186. 

— David, (Minister of Lethendie,) 154. 
Youngman, Thomas, 55. 



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